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    http://www.lauriestetzler.com/gemsto...giliteaxev.jpg

    I think your customer is right....
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    I dunno but it shure looks good let me know when you find out

    now, I know more about crystals than most people but you guys are mentioning things ive never heard of LOL

    like Dalmation Jasper and Mahogany Obsidian?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VelvetBlade
    Actually I was the customer, she is the daughter of the store owner. She is pretty knowledgable regarding stones, the only thing that throws me is the mica inclusions. I think she is probably right as well, but I would like to be confident so that if someone who knows more or thinks that they know more than I do about stones ( I am fairly knowledgable but still have a lot to learn) challenges me I can defend the stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EponaCapaill
    Can anyone help identify this stone? One of the ladies at the bead store says she THINKS it is sugilite with mica inclusions. They don't label most of the stones they have in the store. I am not so sure, I have never seen sugilite with mica inclusions and have not been able to find any reference to it on the web. I have thought that it might be a dyed quartz with mica or perhaps purple quarzite, but I haven't been able to match it to anything I have found on the web

    The stone is dark purple, has some black and has mica inclusions. It is somewhat translucent at the edges when held up to a very bright light.

    It's important to me to find out what it is because I make pendants with them and part of it is that I give the astrological correspondence (if there is one) and the metaphysical properties. I would love to label it as more than "Pretty Purple Stone"

    Thanks!
    It is Lepidolite from what the picture looks like.
    Lepidolite is a very strong healing mineral from the family of glimemr / Mica
    other stones of that family are fuchsite and biotite
    here is some more info/pix
    http://de.msnusers.com/czechwoodsgems/glimmer.msnw
    Last edited by CzechWoods; May 15th, 2005 at 09:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRACOtheDRAGON
    I dunno but it shure looks good let me know when you find out

    now, I know more about crystals than most people but you guys are mentioning things ive never heard of LOL

    like Dalmation Jasper and Mahogany Obsidian?
    Mohogany (sp) Obsidian refers to the brown variety of obsidian, opaque ones. Here is a picture: http://de.msnusers.com/czechwoodsgems/obsidian1.msnw


    Dalmation Jasper is a misleading term, as the Dalmation stone is a Porphyrite which in fact is a Riebeckite-Quartz-Fieldspar and not a Jasper

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzechWoods
    It is Lepidolite from what the picture looks like.
    Lepidolite is a very strong healing mineral from the family of glimemr / Mica
    other stones of that family are fuchsite and biotite
    here is some more info/pix
    http://de.msnusers.com/czechwoodsgems/glimmer.msnw
    I forgot about Lepidolite. Thanks for reminding me of it. :cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzechWoods
    It is Lepidolite from what the picture looks like.
    Lepidolite is a very strong healing mineral from the family of glimemr / Mica
    other stones of that family are fuchsite and biotite
    here is some more info/pix
    http://de.msnusers.com/czechwoodsgems/glimmer.msnw
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! :fpraise: The picture on your site matches exactly!

    The only reason I had not considered it before is because the lepidolite I have worked with before was a ligther purple, but I know that there can be variation in color. Chalk it up to still learning!!

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    And whether or not it is clear to you,
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    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EponaCapaill
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! :fpraise: The picture on your site matches exactly!

    The only reason I had not considered it before is because the lepidolite I have worked with before was a ligther purple, but I know that there can be variation in color. Chalk it up to still learning!!

    Bright Blessings!
    EponaCapaill
    yo are welcome, glad i could help

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    Question Bunches of unknown stones

    I have an assortment of stones that I need help identifying...

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zara421
    I have an assortment of stones that I need help identifying...

    Thanks!
    # 4 looks like nephrite-jade or a dark aventurine

    #5 looks like pink/purple dyed agate, its dye fading away

    #2 could be blue aventurine (blue quartz) but also it could be blue calcite: try to scratch it with a clear quartz or amethyst point. is it scratchable?

    #1 tree agate or maybe jadeite but i belive tree agate rather

    #3 we need the scratch test with clear quartz: and tell us whether it feels like a wet soap or lard/fat ?
    I suspect nephrite-jade as well

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