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  1. I doubt it. These pieces are very small. I have watched videos though. So interesting how it is done.
  2. I was beach combing on a different part of our coast and found a bunch of this stuff. Some of the insides look like caramels. I love the waxy shiny look. The outside of the small stones has a specific feel and look. I imagine if I broke open some of the rounded pieces there would be interesting waxy coloured stone inside?? I can't get enough of these. I googled chert and wow there are some extraordinary colours out there. What are they called when they are still in an oval stone form? This would be what out indigenous (Beothucks-now extinct) people used for tools?
  3. Sonja there are no sparkly veins. I like that red too. I am sure the green is the same as whatever is in the ones with quartz. It would be interesting to know what that red is. Some of the green ones I find are very pitted.
  4. Very serious! I would never have thought "paint". Maybe there are rocks that colour pink but I know very little about rocks. Seriously.
  5. I never would have thought of that either! I would have been amazed at the beautiful pink nature could produce LOL
  6. Another green rock with red in it. I wonder is it granite?
  7. I find a lot of these green rocks on the beach here in Newfoundland. Not usually with quartz in it though. Can anyone tell me what they are.
  8. I know there is nothing special about this rock except that it tickles me. I found it on the beach like just about all the stones I find.
  9. Thanks! The outside part leaves a red streak and inside is a darker, more brown red streak.
  10. What D_day said then? botryoidal hematite? I googled that and it does look like it. Like someone carved away at it to expose the inside.
  11. I don't have a streak plate. Is there another way to do this test?
  12. I hope I'm not posting too much. This piece was given to my mom years ago so I have no idea where it came from. It is heavy for it's size. Feels like hematite but it has this strange embedded stone in it.
  13. Thanks, I daresay vinegar is the way I will go. I have to drive an hour to get the muriatic acid so maybe down the road I will try it. For sure I will post pics. Thanks again.
  14. Thanks!! What is a good method of cleaning stone so that the bryozoans are more clear? (I googled what you said and found that word under a similar photo.. LOL.)
  15. Can anyone tell me what this rock is? Found on the beach here in Newfoundland.
  16. Thanks, Sandstone came to my mind even though I don't know anything. I love the raised bumps.
  17. It looks like sea glass. There is sea glass that glows when backlit form the manganese and or uranium. I don't know much about it because we don't find it here on our shores or rivers.
  18. Good day, I have been picking these up when I beach comb. I seem to find most of them on the beach near the river mouth to the ocean.
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