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Title: Identification please
Post by: wes 2143 on May 03, 2019, 08:52:33 PM
hi everyone, could someone identify this clear stone for me, it was found in some sapphire wash from Sapphire in Queensland with some green sapphires
Thank you
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: MakkyBrown on May 03, 2019, 08:57:46 PM
Welcome wes,
Looks like a bit of topaz :)
CheersMB
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: MakkyBrown on May 03, 2019, 09:02:13 PM
I just scrolled down and noticed the sapphires. What do they look like when lit up with a torch ? Any cutters? They look pretty good.
(http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/gallery/9/medium_5704-030519210524.png) (http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9070)
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: wes 2143 on May 03, 2019, 09:20:12 PM
I just scrolled down and noticed the sapphires. What do they look like when lit up with a torch ? Any cutters? They look pretty good.
(http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/gallery/9/medium_5704-030519210524.png) (http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9070)
Hi Mark as you can see by the biro tip they are a bit on the small size. I am not sure about cutters as these are the first sapphires that I have ever found. I have just started on fossicking and have a lot to learn
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: MakkyBrown on May 03, 2019, 09:39:31 PM
Wes, I don't think they are that small. If they light up and don't have too many cracks they might cut. Bit hard for me to used the biro tip as scale. A coin works well for scale.
CheersMB
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: ZipZip on May 04, 2019, 11:17:37 AM
Given the location
Clear zircon?
Clear corundum?
Do a specific gravity test (density)

ZipZip
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: wes 2143 on May 05, 2019, 01:06:02 PM
Given the location
Clear zircon?
Clear corundum?
Do a specific gravity test (density)

ZipZip just ordered a set of scales so will do a specific gravity test next week
cheers
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: wes 2143 on May 11, 2019, 02:43:08 PM
Given the location
Clear zircon?
Clear corundum?
Do a specific gravity test (density)

ZipZip just ordered a set of scales so will do a specific gravity test next week
cheers
Just completed a specific gravity test on the stone and came up with 4 so it is a sapphire? it weight was 1.20 ct the larger green stone is  3.45 ct
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: MakkyBrown on May 11, 2019, 11:00:55 PM
Cool, far better than the topaz I thought it looked like. :)
 If it is clean you could get it cut. Clear sapphire would be pretty nice.
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: starsapphire78 on May 22, 2019, 03:07:32 AM
Very nice, a good little haul, the clear shinie , could be topaz, quartz, or may be moonstone
Title: Re: Identification please
Post by: bjbear46 on May 30, 2019, 10:23:24 PM
Coming from Sapphire I'd say it was a Zircon. I always get a couple in the sieve when i go for Sapphire out there. Check your SG test again as Zircons have a SG of 4.6 as opposed to a Sapphire with a SG of 4. I'm not saying it isn't a clear Sapphire but I'd say more likely a Zircon as they are clear
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