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angelmarlo
06-04-2011, 02:43
Is this stone Amethyst or Flourite. It is opaque and a very dark purple. Sorry the picture does not show the true color.


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PathWalker
06-04-2011, 02:50
Hard to tell as it's tumbled as well - I'd probably plump for Amethyst, unless holding it I felt differently. Did the seller not tell you when you bought it?
Good luck with it, it's a lovely colour :)

cardlady22
06-04-2011, 02:52
fluorite is softer (4.0) http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/identification.html#Hardness and fluoresces into other colors under UV light.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7381907_identify-fluorite.html

PathWalker
06-04-2011, 02:58
fluorite is softer (4.0) http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/identification.html#Hardness and fluoresces into other colors under UV light.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7381907_identify-fluorite.html
Ah - good thinking batman :D
Never thought about the flourescent properties. (not that I have a UV light though, do many folks do you suppose?)

cardlady22
06-04-2011, 03:07
blacklights at a club or novelty store?

pop into a jewelry repair store?

EoMg
06-04-2011, 03:28
My guess is amethyst.

You can get a UV flashlight inexpensively. Comes in handy for many things.

angelmarlo
07-04-2011, 06:00
thanks everyone for your answers.