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Rocks and Minerals133 of 191Can someone tel me about this rockFluorescent Calcite Willemite and unknown minerals in concrete Franklin NJ
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I am posting this here because people tend to be really helpful with a variety of topics. I found this in my stream in the backyard today while looking for ancient indian tools. I am wondering: a) if this is quartz; and b) if these inclusions are silver.

    There are inclusions that are bright silver in color and ones that look like rusty metal. Some type of iron oxide? No idea what I am even talking about. Thank you!!!

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      Or perhaps it is pyrite?
    2. mrcolorz mrcolorz, 3 years ago
      I do gemming sometimes...we usually smash them lightly with hammer, and expose the gems, this may be different...
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Quartz, gold & silver often come together in a single package. The silver would not be shiny, so maybe pyrite. Often called"fool's gold" but anybody who has panned gold can tell the diff. a metre or more away.
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      interesting, thank you mr colorz and blunderbuss for the help. maybe I will try smashing one tomorrow, thanks!
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      If you "pan" it, remember that iron pyrite is also heavy. Just not as heavy as gold & silver.
    6. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
      I'm thinking it is galena in quartz .
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      I don't remember "galena" from my rock-hound days of yester-year. Looked it up & guess I have used it. Place in N. AL where we just picked up the heavy earth & chunks, heated it & poured out lead for making bullets & musket balls.
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Very cool looking! I don't think you should smash it until you've done a little New Jersey Rocks 101 research. you find Indian tools from this type of rock?
    9. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      Hi valentino, I will certainly do the research! I am trying now.....but not getting very far..... I have not found indian tools from this type of rock. But today I found 1 or maybe 2 rocks that looked like the could have been hand axes. Not sure what kind of rock. I could post them if you are interested. Thanks for chiming in!
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      I would love to see the rocks you think could be hand axes - Please post them! I am sure your best research will be from your local university or museum.
    11. mrcolorz mrcolorz, 3 years ago
      Can you check out in my posted items...Pendant that looks like snake turtle tail..Have you ever seen any natie items like this? I am also from New Jersey...Hackettstown Califon Area
    12. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      Cool man, I will check it out. You dig for bottles too?
    13. BHock45 BHock45, 3 years ago
      mrcolorz,i have no idea what that is I will try to do some research. Strange!

    14. mrcolorz mrcolorz, 3 years ago
      Yes I dig that was found 3ft down on riverbank, but don't know if bottles were thrown on top, or if it was thrown with the bottles and other stuff...found some ww1 navy buttons by it.The Smithsonian has not been able to identify...The material between the two sides looks like turtle shell, and has all the same identical colors, also notice the hand carved hole.Thanks for looking.

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