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d_day last won the day on November 18 2015

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  1. I’m not a meteorite guy. Looks like a terrestrial piece of basalt or basanite to me.
  2. I agree with Morlock that it’s not a meteorite. I don’t agree that it’s a sulphide of some sort. I think you’ve got a chunk of garnet schist there. of course identifying rocks and minerals from photos alone is extremely difficult, so either of us may be correct, or both of us may be wrong. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schist
  3. Can you upload the pic directly to this thread instead of having us follow links to untrusted outside sites?
  4. Well, if it’s natural and that’s the view under a microscope, it’s got to be Pele’s hair.
  5. First thought is rutilated quartz, but those blobs and curves are all wrong for that. Almost looks like glass that has been stretched out before it cooled.
  6. A lot of tools are chrome plated to prevent rust. That could prevent nickel from reacting with the reagents.
  7. Either can attract a magnet. It depends on how much magnetite is in them
  8. Looks like a piece of basalt or a piece of dacite from an intrusive dike.
  9. Almost looks like a fluorite cube inside that opal.
  10. Appears to be chalcedony filling in the fractures in whatever the majority of that stone is.
  11. I agree with Morlock on this one. A quick google search shows that copper has been mined in northern Connecticut, so I think it’s most likely chrysocolla.
  12. Looks an awful lot like basanite. Basanite has a hardness of 7, which fits your specimen. Not sure if it ever attracts a magnet. Basalt can attract a magnet, and can be black, but only has a hardness of 6.
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