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gemmal

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What stone is this?
« on: May 28, 2018, 04:40:07 PM »
Hi everyone, newie here. I know the blue stone in this pic is sodalite, but the grey ones? or are they just variations of the sodalite? thanks

http://www.unclefesters.com.au/Crystal-Charm-Tree-for-Protection-p/n-tree09.htm





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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 05:20:23 PM »
Hi


I think it could be sodalite also. When I make the pic larger to view I lose resolution, so hard for me to tell definitely

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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 05:21:10 PM »
Yes, likely to be lower grade sodalite.


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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 05:36:38 PM »
Sodalite is best known for its blue colour, though it may also be grey and other colours

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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 09:07:42 AM »
Not being able see the detail in the blue stone chips of your tree, I'll guess that it is lapis lazuli. As its colours can vary from blues and greys. Gemmel, is there any gold or silver specks in the chips? The specks will be a pyrite and is often found in Lapis Lazuli.
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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 05:27:04 PM »
It could also be glass with coloured flecks in it (gold stone as it was once commonly called).

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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:35:07 AM »
Could be lapis or sodalite or even stone dyed blue by the look on my monitor. My bet would be low grade lapis, likely to be all the same type of stone which ever it is.


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Re: What stone is this?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 07:07:33 AM »
Near Mt Isa is Cordierite, the massive form of Iolite.  It can be blue grey or purple.  Hardness about 7.5.  See if a chip will scratch quartz.

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