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Emuishere
19-07-2007, 15:13
I'm sorting through my crystals, and there're some i'm not sure of, so if anyone could help i'd really appreciate it :)
the first three pics are the crystals i know the name of, or at least i'm pretty sure

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/1430/stones1bi6.png -my crystals
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3165/stones2zb9.png -my crystals
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3231/stones3si3.png -my crystals (Brazilian Sodalite- my handwriting's messy ^^; )
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9297/stones4xs8.png -first two don't know, second two maybe some kinda of Turqoise?
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9458/stones5iy7.png -i'm not sure which is Amazonite, or New Jade (Serpentine)
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9913/stones6ly0.png -not sure if it's Bloodstone or Tiger's Iron (sorry the pic's fuzzy- the camera wouldn't focus. i'll try to get a better one up)

thanks for any help :)

MCsea
19-07-2007, 19:02
Love looking at your stones :)

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9297/stones4xs8.png -first two don't know, second two maybe some kinda of Turqoise?
1 I think carnelian
2 I think Agate
3 Dyed blue howlite
4 ??

MCsea
19-07-2007, 19:06
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9913/stones6ly0.png -not sure if it's Bloodstone or Tiger's Iron
I dont think its tiger iron - could be bloodstone but the pic is a little fuzzy

anyone else have a go?

MARINA

Blackbird
19-07-2007, 20:37
Hello
my guess is
1, Carnelian
2, moonstone ?? i have a couple thats a creamy brown
3, Blue Chalcedony ??
4, Chrysocolla ??
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5, New Jade
6, Amazonite

This could be a new game Guess the crystal
Try taking photos of crystals and stones outside, you get a better chance of showing the true colours

Jols84
19-07-2007, 21:06
I'm thinking the first stone in question would be Carnelian, I'd say the second one looks like Moonstone, but could be an agate too...and the third one looks like dyed howlite, imo.

Not 100% sure on the 4th one.

The one picture is blurry, but I think it looks more like Bloodstone than Tiger Iron

floracove
20-07-2007, 06:32
1. Carnelian
2. Moonstone
3. Azurite?
4. not sure...

#5 picture, I'm not so sure. My Amazonite is darker with tiny lines running through it that seem to have a slight metallic look to them.

the last picture looks to me like a bloodstone.

Very nice collection by the way...
:)

Emeraldgirl
20-07-2007, 16:43
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9297/stones4xs8.png -first two don't know, second two maybe some kinda of Turqoise?


Number 1 I would agree with the carnelian

Number 2 could be carnelian or at a long shot possibly a kind of citrine

Number 3 could be blue quartz, azurite, if the stone is a bit lighter than pictured blue opal

Number 4 looks as though it could be chrysocolla

Jols84
20-07-2007, 20:12
I'm still thinking, that the 3rd stone is Blue Howlite. I'm attaching a link to my picture I took of my blue howlite when I was not sure what it was. You could see very small black lines in it, making it resemble turquoise, but it was definatly not.
Howlite is commonly dyed, and all of the blues I've seen seem to be the brighter blue (like my stone) or a little bit more of a toned-down blue.
The stone in question does not look like it has any transparency or iridescence...hence why I believe it would be dyed howlite. :)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/jols84/Stones/P10101811.jpg

crystalwoman
21-07-2007, 04:32
Here is what they look like to me:

# 1 - sugar treated or smoke treated carnelian
# 2 - non-treated yellow carnelian (a.k.a. yellow agate)
# 3 - dyed howlite
# 4 - could be eilat stone (a.k.a. eliat stone) a type of azurite and malachite combination - look at the darker areas and see if they are dark navy blue. If not a dark navy blue then I would say it is crysocolla.
# 5 - new jade (translucent serpentine)
# 6 - Brazilian Amazonite
# 7 - Ocean Jasper (note - the faint but over-all translucency of the white circular dots sets it apart from bloodstone which is totally opaque).

Emuishere
21-07-2007, 12:26
thankyou so much for your help :D
so, i think possibly

1. Carnelian
2. Moonstone (I remember also now that I did buy Moonstone) ^^;
3. Dyed Howlite
4. chrysocolla? still a little unsure- i looked up some pics of it on the net, and the black dots don't seem so distinct.
5. New Jade (Translucent Serpentine)
6. Brazilian Amazonite
7. Bloodstone?

sorry about the last pic- i was going to take a photo of it outside as alijay suggested, but it's started raining really heavily X3