Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums

I'm curious. Found at Lyme Regis UK


Recommended Posts

What is this? I found it at low tide in Lyme Regis (famous fossil hunting site in the UK). I have cleaned it up quite thoroughly. My assumption is that it has spent a long time in the sea. There are some Red rusty deposits in the cracks but overall it is a metallic dark grey color with a slight purple tone. It's very hard, able to scratch glass. Unfortunately, I do not have a magnet.

 

003.jpg

486@1x.jpg

490.jpg

492.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I will take a shot at it.  Based on the photo alone, looks like quartz with Manganese coating.  It's not an iron ore if it can scratch glass. See if the black can be rubbed or ground off & what color is under the blackish-purple coloration.  Also, compare the unknown's "weight", as it feels in your hand, to a similar size piece of Quartz.  If they "Weigh" the same, it points to the unknown being Quartz or a silica mineral.  Let us know what you find out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • 2 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...