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Can anybody identify this Rock ????

I hope i haven't posted this here before. I have been having terrible luck finding out if this rock is valuable or just really heavy, You have any idea ??
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my grandpa used to collect geodes. that looks just like a regular rock. perhaps you should try to break it in half and see if there are crystals inside....

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it can't be a regular rock...... it's freekin' green with green clear shiney shyt embedded in it.

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Might be Kryptonite. Give Lex Luthor a call.


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It's old gum.

I don't know what kind of rock that is, but sometimes rocks containing copper will turn green.
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I would say copper but polished. This one is copper.
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for some reason i can see this thread going straight ta hell...

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I agree with the others on the copper possibility, specifically being Malachite.

You could take it to a recycling center and see what that going rate is for copper scrap and just toss the rock on the scale...

I don't know if you're familiar with the website Reddit, but you could try posting some pics over on this Reddit sub.

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Try sanding/polishing a place on the bottom. It could be malachite, could be good. Hard to tell from photo. Where is it from?

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My buddy {who is dead now,but not because of the rock} said he saw it when he was fishing at Bodega Bay ca. He said that it looked very out of place so he huffed it up a huge hill which took a long time. He said that if he ever died that i could have it....... it's mine now-

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When I came into some petrified stuff a while back, I took them to the Geology department at ASU and found help to ID them.

Maybe take it into the science/Geology department at your local college?
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Try sanding/polishing a place on the bottom. It could be malachite, could be good. Hard to tell from photo. Where is it from?
Just don't poke it with a stick...

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ya know there Kabong, that's exactly why i don't want to mess with it but don't tell the other guy's cause they will make funna me and give me the business-
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351w, please let me know if you ever figure out what it is. I found an identical one here in Wisconsin. Probably 1/2 that size, but as I was walking past a rock pile at the end of one of the fields during a rain storm I noticed this crazy black rock that was absolutely out of place. I had dozens of bright cloudy green translucent crystals. I put it on the hearth next to a couple float copper pieces and other cool rocks. About a year later I went to show somebody and it was gone along with most of my other rocks. As usual, my wife was the culprit because they didn't look right with the Spring decorations had put them in our basement. That was two years ago and she says she can't find it. I had not been able to get it anywhere to be Identified. My feeling was it was either feldspar or olivine neither of which is valuable, but it is hopefully not was one of the coolest rocks I have ever found.
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It's tough to tell from the pics, but I bet it's a piece of either granite or basalt. The texture looks like basalt sort of. I dont think there is copper in that. I dont believe it's a geode either, but you never know. Usually geodes dont have external Crystals on their surface.

Shiney lime green crystals are probably olivine. Feldspaar is usually pink or creamy colored and has a very distinct grain pattern with near perfect 90° cleavage (fractured edges, not boobs)

Get some closer pics of the granular structure and I might have a better idea. Or take it to a school with a geology dept, as noted before. I did take a few geology classes in college.

I've found silver ore in a limestone rock in southern KS. You just never know what you'll find. We have a ton of these big red quartzite boulders, some the size of houses, scattered around the northern half of the state. They came from areas around the Great Lakes during the last glacial age, in which the glaciers terminated in our area, and dropped them.

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