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kvan64

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What do you think this is?
« on: September 05, 2022, 10:51:21 PM »
Good day everyone.
I was given this 25kg stone and was told it came from South Australia. Could anyone let me know what you think it is thanks?

« Last Edit: September 06, 2022, 10:13:24 AM by RoughCreations »

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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2022, 10:11:49 AM »
It could be Aventurine. Wild guess though.

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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 10:15:31 AM »
It could be Aventurine. Wild guess though.
I second that.
25kg - make a nice cornerstone!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2022, 10:17:48 AM by RoughCreations »
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2022, 10:45:08 AM »
It is from SA so could be Cowell Jade.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2022, 11:24:49 AM by MakkyBrown »

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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 09:58:45 AM »
Some of the rough stones at Cowell Jade factory look very similar, his shop was shut when i went through Cowell last month though.
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 01:58:45 PM »
Hello chookie, long time no see. Hope you are doing well. :-*
Keep em comin!!!

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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 07:14:57 PM »
Whatever it is, it certainly looks good, need a decent size saw to slice that one.


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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2022, 12:39:51 AM »
Thanks Mehoose,been a hard few years but things looking up now I have moved to WA.Hoping to join a gem club soon and get back into the ‘rocks’ seriously. Gosh ten years!
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2022, 10:09:31 AM »
Chookie2, if you're living in the Perth area, the Lapidary Club of W.A. in Riverdale has great facilities and seem a friendly group. I went to a show (pre Covid) that was held in their clubrooms, very impressive and looks like they have an active group that conduct field trips.
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2022, 10:42:51 AM »
That sounds great thanks Bucket, will look into it.
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2022, 10:57:09 PM »
October 14/15th big show in Perth
https://perthgemmineralshow.softr.app/

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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2022, 01:18:32 PM »
Chookie 2 no wonder I haven't seen you in Warnambool, you've moved to Perth, enjoy.

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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2022, 05:55:57 AM »
The Jade carvers might know.
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2022, 08:16:30 PM »
Do a hardness test to help narrow it down. Visually it looked like fluorite to me, though aventurine also a distinct possibility ... a hardness test will rule a lot of things in or out ... 
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Re: What do you think this is?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2022, 07:49:43 PM »
Here's your stone. Carved into a crystal point. Sheesh.
https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisrock/comments/ywgq91/any_idea_what_this_is/

 

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