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guess the rock!
    #15510622 - 12/13/11 03:18 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

http://i'm starting this thread in spirit of the guess the plant thread, in hopes that it'll do as well and be as fun. if you guess correctly and get confirmation from the poster, you get to choose a rock to identify. you must guess the location the rock came from and the type of rock. please only post rocks with clues and details which make it identifiable, and know the origin. don't just post a simple ugly rock.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: passifloracaerulea]
    #15510772 - 12/13/11 03:47 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

hint: it comes from oregon.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: passifloracaerulea]
    #15510813 - 12/13/11 03:55 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

I suck at guessing the plant.  I'm probably even worse at guessing the rock.

Looks like quartz covered with some kind of iron ore.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Beefy1]
    #15510864 - 12/13/11 04:05 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

nope, it has a name. it is a well known form of quartz though, and iron oxide does cause the red. it's a very famous and sought after material.

also, the red is not on the outside only. this picture is of a cut slab.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: passifloracaerulea]
    #15510880 - 12/13/11 04:09 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

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passifloracaerulea said:
nope, it has a name. it is a well known form of quartz though, and iron oxide does cause the red. it's a very famous and sought after material.

also, the red is not on the outside only. this picture is of a cut slab.



damnit that was all i had to contribute, cant believe i remember that stuff from my geology class in highschool. but i have no idea what the rock is called.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Beefy1]
    #15510891 - 12/13/11 04:10 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

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Beefy1 said:
I suck at guessing the plant.  I'm probably even worse at guessing the rock.

Looks like quartz covered with some kind of iron ore.




would be my guess as well.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: unam sanctum]
    #15510935 - 12/13/11 04:20 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

google is a good place to start. the very general term for this stone gets it's name from the drillo river in sicily, which in ancient times had a different name that sounds similar to the general term(not the name i'm looking for).


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: passifloracaerulea] * 2
    #15510937 - 12/13/11 04:20 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

My guess is Stuffedpepperite


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Newbie]
    #15510942 - 12/13/11 04:22 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

troll?


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Newbie]
    #15510949 - 12/13/11 04:22 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Dwayne Johnson ..:vaped:


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: passifloracaerulea]
    #15510951 - 12/13/11 04:23 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

No, comedy relief.  There was no malice behind that post.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Newbie]
    #15510958 - 12/13/11 04:24 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

no worries, had a good laugh.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Newbie]
    #15510960 - 12/13/11 04:24 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

is it a frozen steak.. ill get the propane grill ready.. :hank:


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Newbie]
    #15510968 - 12/13/11 04:27 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Thunderegg?


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Caine]
    #15510982 - 12/13/11 04:29 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

It's a rock. A red rock. It came from the ground.

Durr.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Caine]
    #15510986 - 12/13/11 04:30 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

it is near many thunderegg locations, but it's not one.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Newbie]
    #15510989 - 12/13/11 04:31 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

River drillo used to be the Acate.  So maybe Agate.  I see some polished onyx that looks similar but the bands seem much too even.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Beefy1]
    #15511006 - 12/13/11 04:34 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

good one beefy! now you just need the name of the agate.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: passifloracaerulea]
    #15511009 - 12/13/11 04:35 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

I'm looking.  Might take a while.


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Re: guess the rock! [Re: Beefy1]
    #15511037 - 12/13/11 04:42 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

carnelian?

Just a guess.

I'm learning as I go along.

Now I'm going to be stopping to look at every rock I see in addition to mushrooms and plants.


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