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So I lived in the Heart of Darkness for 3 years, my hubby is in the mining industry. Was not allowed to venture out into the bush from a company stand point ( we still snuck out ), any how one of my husbands Congolese workers gave these to me as a gift. I don't know what they are other than the cats eye ( I think ). I'm going back to Congo in Feb or March, new mining company that my Hubby is working for and I plan on doing a little Orchid hunting and rock hounding if I can pull it off. Any help with ID of these Mucho Appreciate!

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A few more

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Some Malachite from Congo and not sure what the metallic purple ish mineral is.

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I am pretty limited on minerals but with a little research I came up with some possibilities but I could be completely wrong.

1. Cobalto Calcite - see: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOT-PINK-COBALTO-CALCITE-KAKANDA-MINE-CONGO-W-13-/301043864854?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46179cd516

2. agate

3. Barite - see: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Barite-with-Malachite-Mashamba-West-Mine-Dem-Rep-of-Congo-47-grams-/281222509093?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417a2af225

4. Quartz

5. ?

6. Malachite

7. Dioptase - see: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dioptase-Tantara-Mine-Katanga-Congo-/281229436988?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417a94a83c

8. ?

9. Tigereye

10. ?

11 and 12. Staurolite

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:worship: Wow Awesome

Thank you! I will use those as a reference point and compare the description online of those minerals to what's in my hand.

Gives me a starting point, very excited, going to work. Let you know what I find.

Have a great day!!

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I think the rock show is in the cards for me, been collecting minerals and rocks for 30 plus years and cant say what most of it is.

Now that the kids are raised I can start educating myself.

Thank you for putting your time into this! Going to the suggested link, I'm returning to Congo in March for a few weeks so I'll want to spend some time studying this, maybe print it out.

You Rock :thumbsupanim

Thanks Again

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