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Ryaly2dogs

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Who am I Rock question.
« on: October 02, 2020, 06:10:26 PM »

I lived in a rock pile with no name, a rockhound grabbed me and now I live in a different rock pile.  I attached my mug shot, who am I?

Please help this orphan rock identify him or herself.   :grin:
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Re: Who am I Rock question.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 11:22:19 PM »

Love the colors. Couple of questions, though. How hard is it? Is it porous at all?
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Re: Who am I Rock question.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 09:31:45 PM »

It is hard, a nail will not scratch it, and it made my blades sing during some slab cuts. Some of it has some dendrites as well of a purplish color.  The fractures are all healed and no overt porosity.

I am thinking a jasper at this stage, looks sort of similar to Indian Blanket but there are so many names out there.
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Re: Who am I Rock question.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 09:40:23 AM »

Glad the fractures are healed. First guess, like yours, some sorry of jasper. Don't know what kind.
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Re: Who am I Rock question.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 11:45:57 AM »

Borders on the colors and patterns of exotica (porcelein jasper)?
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Re: Who am I Rock question.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 01:50:50 PM »

Thanks for that ID tip.  I will look further into Exotica.  Always fun acquiring and learning about new materials!
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Re: Who am I Rock question.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 09:12:26 AM »

It looks like a slightly less desirable form of exotica jasper.
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