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Anyone good at identifying rocks? Please tell me if i found something rare!

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  1. charbel

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    On my way to my shed yesterday and i stumbled across 3 strange looking rocks close to each other, looks like it was one rocked that broke into three..
    Any specialists on here for that kind of stuff? This could be worth a lot of money!
    photo 1.jpg photo 2.jpg photo 3.jpg
     
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    Definitely not Asphalt. That's what i thought until i picked them up and they were strangely light!
     
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    I wish i had a better quality phone. I guess i see why people upgrade to the new iPhone now.. lol.
     
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    This is a Black hat SEO/IM forum with very few black hat SEO/IM specialists so I extremely doubt there is a rock specialist here.

    Why not go look for a rock based forum or subreddit?
     
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    Sorry bud, thought since it was the lounge, this would fit here. Thanks for the heads up. Subreddits = dead for this type of stuff, and i am not joining any rock based forums lmao.
     
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    Actually, I've been a gem and mineral collector for the past 12 years.

    Unfortunately, it's hard for me to tell without being there to feel it or test it, but based on your images, it looks a bit like the black calcite in the image below.
    [​IMG]

    I'll see if I can identify it for you later.
     
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    The crazy thing is on Jan 30 a guy came to my house and said that a huge ball of fire came down from the sky and he was "pretty sure" it had hit my backyard, so the connection is insane, and i swear on my life i am not trolling, nor making this up. No need to. He was talking about it being some sort of Meteorite and that if he helped me look, he would split it with me, so what are the odds, found a strange rock in my backyard after someone had told me they saw something fall from the sky and hit my backyard.
     
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    [h=3]Coprolite / Dinosaur dung?[/h]
     
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    The YouTube video you had before you edited the post was definetely something that looks similar.
     
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    -________________________- no.
     
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    There is some sort of texture on them that looks like it was under a very high burning temperature. (a melting texture.)
     
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    I removed the video since that rock didn't quite have the same texture as your rocks.
    How heavy is it and is it magnetic? I had one in my collection several years ago (I believe it was an iron meteorite) and they usually have quite a bit of weight to them.

    Perhaps it's black petrified wood?

    Edit: Galena?
    [​IMG]
     
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    It's not wood.. It's not that heavy, i can not find a magnet in the house (just moved in) :( if you break a small piece off it looks like a piece of a shattered diamond. it's like glass. Any thoughts on where i should take it for testing?
     
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    It looks like like this
    galena31837a.jpg
     
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    I usually identify my gems and minerals at home, but you can try taking it down to a nearby university and finding students studying gemmology or a jeweller

    Here's a picture of haematite.
    [​IMG]
    That's galena. I posted an image of it in one of my posts above.
     
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    Outstanding attitude....