Garnet. The first thing that comes to mind.
Thank-you @ rameshB45117
It is not garnet… i did find out what it was…
it is Descilozite
Thanks JennC77839, learning.
Couldn’t find such stone…
Slight spelling error, try Descloizite
I am also learning
That was a tough one though
How did you determine the identity?
I didn’t, I’ve no idea what it is, can’t tell from the pictures.
But, I took the letters from…
And rearranged a few letters to spell ‘Decloizite’
I just identified the word, not the stone
But still… hiw did you determine it (and ending up with the wrong name)?
A really old granola bar with crystalized sugar on it!
I was at a gem and mineral show and happen to come across another specimen just like mine and had the name on it I may have misspelled it when I was typing it in
Well, that is the best way to determine material According to specification the specific gravity is very high, 6.2. So this would be fairly deterministic (if the piece is 100%, and not a lot matrix material).
It is allways good to make sure the label on the show was correct. It wouldn’t be the first time they identified the material wrong themselves…
I would like to “suggest” Sphalerite. It occurs in the following forms which makes specific identification from the photos difficult: tetrahedral or pseudo-octahedral crystals with rounded face, twins with striated faces as well as botryoidal, granular and cleavage masses. Colors range from red to reddish-brown, yellow, green, black and gray. It is a member of the Sulfides group and has a hardness of 3.5-4. I found the information in Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals by Patti Polk
I can’t make any guarantees as I am somewhat of a newbie myself, but I hope this helps or at least provides another avenue for discussion. Rock On
LOL. You just ain’t right. LOL. I love it.
Just in case nobody ever told you that, I thought I would.
PS: this is coming from a "just ain’t right " person.
Easy…I had gone to a fossil, gem & mineral show, saw another sample & asked what it was.
Then i bought the specimen as well!
However before that I had been asking everyone I know that is knowledgeable on the subject and no one knew or could figure it out. I had been working on that for two months to figure out what it was.