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Ahmad, February 15 in ROCKS, MINERALS and FOSSILS
A. don't know what you have there but if that was 50 miles North of me it would be a Emerald.
Two big deep Emerald mines up there.
are you kidding. Emerald is not like this
It looks like an old stone that we refer to it as bottleite.
I said it looked like glass the first time it was posted.
My money is still on it being glass.
You should put it on your mantle. Stunning world class specimen !
I heard a tour guide for the Middle East commenting on a TV special, speculation about a Jewish myth or story belief, which says the stone Moses got the 10 commandments on was blue sapphire. The tour guide consulted geologists in the region and apparently if exposed to enough heat, sapphire producing minerals are in rocks, common in this area. So much Jewish tradition but the geology for producing huge sapphire stones is probably there.
Sapphire would be harder than anything else you could find, except other similar minerals (such as ruby) and diamonds.
Of course, archaeologists fairly recently have also discovered in south Israel, a very old perhaps even ancient glass making site. They said it would have supplied enough glass to trade with all surrounding countries.
Is that Lapis?
Lapis will leave a blue streak. Glass will not.
Looks like Lapis Lazuli.
lapis has pyrite in it.. Most likely glass
It is painted rock.
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