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Need help to identify this object (pics)

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Hey everyone!

While on a beach walk I cam across this thing. 

Pretty heavy for the size 

Can scratch quartz and tile but nothing happens to the mineral.

Seems to repel water quite well.

Pretty darn hard

Light can pass through

Heated a shard with a propane torch on full and it started to get a white haze. After a couple minutes when it was white hot I turned off the heat.

It cooled down and the entire piece was white all the way through and sweat a tiny bead of a silvery metal of some type.

Steel nail just leaves a metal residue that can be cleaned off.

Thanks for any info you can provide me :)

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Looks like you've got an agate nodule. Also looks like you posted pictures of some other stuff too.

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It's all from the same piece..a small piece broke off.

The little tiny white piece was the one I had torched.

And the tile it had scratched

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interesting, but agreed flint, chert, agate...... pictures are hard to tell from.

 

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Does the piece feel like it has possibly been worked, ie removal of core texture

 

 

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Jade/nephrite looking in a couple of pics but not in others,looks different?John

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