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Offline Droc

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ID help
« on: August 27, 2014, 07:25:40 AM »
I found this stone on a Fraser river gravel bar wile out picking agates.
I don't think its jade , it most resembles jasper but i have never seen jasper with this color .
what do you think ?

Offline mcbain

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Re: ID help
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 08:57:24 PM »
Hi Droc pick out some of yhr pink stuff put it under a torch see if it melts and let me know Mark.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: ID help
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 10:00:05 AM »
It looks like jasper. It can be green as well as red, yellow and black too. That piece might have a nice mix of green and red coloring to be seen if it were slabbed. Stream worn jade would be very smooth in texture, as if it came out of a tumbler, and not pitted.

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Re: ID help
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 01:54:24 PM »
how about blood stone.  it would have to be cut to be sure and a mohs test

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Re: ID help
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 06:27:58 PM »
Bloodstone is a nice form of jasper, ranging from mostly green to yellowish brown in color, with bright red spots distributed through it. One of the first kinds of rock I traced back to its source by following float was bloodstone, in a small deposit about 400 feet higher than the canyon floor where I first saw the fragments. It will be in the same hardness range as te other kinds of jasper.

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Re: ID help
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 06:59:46 PM »
The mineral grains appear too coarse for jasper.