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Quartzite Stone Rock ?

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Sorry Cathy but no. Dig deeper!
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Is it just pure white Quartz? Man made.
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Cathy, you are correct in that it is a geological sample. Strictly speaking it is a silicate. Clue, think unusual crystal.
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I thought crystal, then changed my mind because only a tiny part of it looked like a crystal, to me. Oh well... I’ll take 1/2 a point anyway. :smile:
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Asbestos? Chrysotile? It's a very pure specimen if that is what it is.
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Okenite?
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Thank God! Kev has got it. Yes, see THIS link.
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Stanley wrote: 08 Oct 2020, 13:01 Thank God! Kev has got it. Yes, see THIS link.
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But you got it Ken.
I wonder where Peter was yesterday? He would have got it straight away I think.
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I've been distracted during the last few days but I've got more time now. I have to admit that when I looked at Stanley's last object okenite didn't come to mind, even though I'm familiar with hundreds of minerals! :smile:
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My geological idol has feet of clay!

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Try this one.
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Stanley wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 02:34 But you got it Ken.
Not me I didn't have a clue. Thought it was an upmarket toilet brush. It was Kev who gave the right answer.
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Sorry both of you.... Eyes again!
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Natrolite?
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Just a short interlude while you're discussing your minerals (is it in a cave somewhere?) this was a mystery object to my grandson :biggrin2:
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Good old fashion brace and auger bits. A bit spooky or nearly spooky. After putting a shelf up for Mrs P. she tried to claim my gimlet tool just in case she wanted to put some cup hooks in it.
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Sorry but no Peter, more common than that.
That's a posh gimlet you've got Ken, all the ones I have ever seen were like a small sharp screwdriver.
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Reminded of Iceland Spar crystals. Calcium Carbinate. Brings back memories of school chemistry.
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Even more common than that Ken. Clue, look at the bloke and think about size.
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Gypsum
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Once again Kev gets it. The Cave of Crystals in Mexico. (LINK) They are some of the biggest crystals in the world and formed from Gypsum.
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If you found an unusual concentration of these in the ground what would it signify to you?
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Ancient river bed, of glacial origin.
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No Maz, sorry. The key is 'unusual concentration'.
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