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Stone with Smell of H2S


#1

Hii there… I recently happen to find a stone which on rubbing on quartz produced rotten egg smell, as I dint expect it to happen I tried it over and over again just to get the same smell again and it gave out the similar H2S smell… Kindly share your views if u came e across something like this…


#2

It would be helpful to know more about the stone you’re trying to identify. Size, color, origin, SG, RI, etc.
But yes, many of the mint garnets I have ever cut have a sulfur smell while cutting. However, many minerals contain sulfur, so this detail along is not sufficient to identify a stone with any certainty.


#3

Hi. If the stone produced this smell on rubbing on quartz, think about fluorit… hardness 4 and more heavy than quartz…


#4

Thank you so much for the info…
I will try sharing the photos…


#5

Thank u Sir… Sure will try sharing some pics with you…


#6

If it’s yellow, orange or green it could be Sphalerite. I cut a lot of Sphalerite which is an awesome stone with high RI but too soft for a ring.