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kaleanna
12-01-2011, 01:50
Hi all,
I have this lovely stone but I do not know what it is exactly. Would appreciate any help in identifying this stone.

Stormdancer
12-01-2011, 01:54
It kind of looks like a Jasper to me, but I know NOthing :)

kaleanna
12-01-2011, 02:07
It kind of looks like a Jasper to me, but I know NOthing :)


It could be a jasper Stormy, but could be a banded agate of some sort, or something that I am not even thinking of, LOL.

Inthetree
12-01-2011, 02:24
It definitely has a section of agate in it, but I'm not sure what the stone around it is :(

cardlady22
12-01-2011, 02:30
I would guess it is mineralogically a jasper/agate composite. There's no telling what tradename to start searching for. Visually, it makes me think of tree bark. Very awesome "feel" off of it! :thumbsup:

Pen
12-01-2011, 02:33
Yes, those lacy-edged inclusions are agate I think. The main material looks as though it might be fossilized wood. There's a slight resemblance to tiger-eye in the layered effect, but that usually comes in gold, blue or brownish/black, and has a sort of internal sheen - it's related to aspestos I think. I'd say fossilized wood - there are whole forests of it in places - but this stone has been tumble-polished.

Pen

Edited to add that I cross-posted with Cardlady...:)

gregory
12-01-2011, 02:34
Just asked rockhound friend; bookmarking for when she answers !

amethyst57
12-01-2011, 02:40
maybe a howlite?

kaleanna
12-01-2011, 02:42
Thank you all for helping on trying to identify this stone. I wish I had more of this stone, I really love the "feel " of this stone. It is very eye-catching! I would love to have one like this in a sphere shape.

gregory
12-01-2011, 17:56
I quote:

The swirly bits do appear to be agate, and it is very likely that the opaque bits are a jasper, but itís anyoneís guess. Could be opalite (not the synthetic glass type!) or even fossilised wood. If your friend is in the UK, the Natural History museum does offer an identification service Ė not sure whether itís free, though.

Now if you can manage a better definition pic, a museum might be a thought. (She is GOOD and knows her stuff !)

Hope you find out ! Were did you get it ?

Dancing Bear
12-01-2011, 18:25
What it looks like is fossilised Wood with Agate forming.

MY grandad has a larger piece which also has the agate forming as yours does. and the rest looks like fossilised wood.

gregory
12-01-2011, 19:11
A vote for my buddy (in effect !!!) :thumbsup:

morticia monroe
12-01-2011, 22:32
Another vote here for pet wood/agate. I have a piece just like it that came in a box of mixed stones, and assumed that's what it was. Isn't it beautiful?

gregory
12-01-2011, 22:35
WELL - my expert (who is obsessive !) just emailed again:

On further reflection I would plump for it being a silverleaf jasper. This is not a mineralogical term, but a description of the type of pattern. There are many such names not officially recognised but used by the healing and marketing people. I attach a number of pictures of silverleaf jasper (none high definition!).


I think she's right. Look at these ! That leaves it as basically a jasper variant.

Stormdancer
12-01-2011, 22:50
Do you mean I was RIGHT???? ****THUD***

gregory
12-01-2011, 23:25
Well, my rock mad sister seems to think so ! (and since she retired she is even MORE thorough with this stuff !)

kaleanna
12-01-2011, 23:43
gregory Please tell her thank you for me. I have had this stone for sometime now and could never figure out exactly what it was. I was wavering between a jasper and an agate and was not sure that I would ever know what it was.

I think I got it when I got a set of mixed tumbled stones from a flea market.

Storm82
13-01-2011, 14:04
I think it is a agate with some rock crystal(you see the rock crystal on the back of the stone, at the top)

atesla
21-01-2011, 03:40
I'm think it's Crazy Lace Agate.
Here's a link:

http://ringoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Oval_Crazy_Lace_Agate_Cocktail_Ring.jpg

atesla
21-01-2011, 03:43
...along with some wood