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Unknown CATS EYE Mineral


#1

Here is a gorgeous specimen from the turn of the century. Can you help me narrow down this stone? Fantastic chatoyancy right down the middle. Green-gray softer stone. It has metallic speckles in it like copper. I am fairly certainly it is a diopside because it has metallic sparkles. Thoughts?


#2

Hi, I purchased a pair of gems online recently that stated they were Natural cats eye Alexandrites, see attached photo looks very similar to the gem in the ring to me. But I have not received my gems to test as yet.


#3

Quite pretty! Mine is definitely not chrysoberyl. I have a soft stone with metallic inclusions. :slight_smile:


#4

Reminds me of cat’s-eye nephrite jade.


#5

I thought that also, but it has metallic specks all through the stone under the microscope.


#6

My guess is green cat’s eye quartz w/o any lab work or metrics. Quartz is a mohs scale 7. It’s not “soft”… but that’s what it looks like to me.

Thomas Harter
(Opal.Tiki)


#7

Is it cats eye Quartz?


#8

Either cats eye quartz or “cats eye jade” also known as actinolite cats eye.


#9

It appears to be tektite to me. I have been working with the Saffordite tektites for a few month Now marketing them online. That come in 3 main Color combinations.
Green/Gray, Violet/Red and Clear/Violet. As far as I have discovered.
This is the number one reason I developed a professional interest in the industry of marketing minerals I mine or collect to the world market. It’s full of learning curves and growing pains. Lol I do enjoy and love my work. I may be wrong? I may not? I will have pics of a Similar coincidence shortly. One important clue: is there a lot of tiny Chotaany specs that the leg wavers between/in?


#10

Could be Feldspar 6 hardness is significantly less than 7, mohs scale is not liner . As for this stone being a tektite most likely not . The current definition of Tektite dose not allow for any internal structures or inclusions that would produce a " cats eye" if cut right. Green sheen obsidian or “gold obsidian” maybe I have seen some wild looking obsidian in muted greens and grays . But my bet is the stone in question is a Feldspar not all Feldspar look like moonstone with that white pearly adularescence .


#11

Hi just curious if someone could help me identify this gemstone thank you.


#12

When I purchased this item I was told that it was a chrome diopside cat’s eye but I was told there is no such stone by a jewellers. Thanks


#13

Green cat’s eye chrome diopside is rare, but can be readily found for sale at major gem shows.


#14

Thank you for your time and help