A Plate of Gemstones! Can you identify each crystal?

in #science4 years ago

To start off my gemstone articles, here is a little quiz.

I tried to make a dinner plate of some rocks from my collection. Thing is... there are not many blue foods!

I will have to think about this more carefully. I tried lots of different stones but it was tricky to photograph. The colours and sparkle just don't come out right. Maybe daddy should read about how to take really good pictures of crystals!

Daddy: yes, thank you so much! I think they are best illuminated from behind, but that is not possible if they are lying on a ceramic plate. Anyway, this is our first attempt, and is just for fun!

Dudi: I think it looks quite good, but then again, I know what they are!

So, can you identify the 7 gemstones and minerals in the picture?

They are not very rare, so you may even be able to guess.

Next article is on my professional gemology kit - people just don't expect a little kid to carry around a loupe!

See you again soon!

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Thanks for posting this. We need more gem and mineral collectors posting. Although you need good pictures to properly identify minerals, here it goes. Pink - rose quartz
Green - malachite
Light Blue - blue chalcedony
2nd Blue - kyanite
Light Green - agate or possibly jadeite
Purple - tanzanite or corundum
Colorless right corner - quartz .

Hi thanks! I know, will have to find out how to take decent pictures!
I thought the tanzanite was going to be the tricky one, but you got that :-)
The two greens - the larger one is translucent (which might help) and the other should be a green-blue.

The translucent green one looks like green calcite, as I have a piece that looks the same!

I know, this post expired a few days ago... but I was on holiday!

So, starting from the big pink stone and moving clockwise we have: rose quartz with tanzanite on top of it; turquoise; blue chalcedony; kyanite; and fluorite. The rock outside the plate is aquamarine.

All are rough stones (and a rather rough photo) - I think the turquoise was hard to identify.

Thanks to everyone!

Nice collection, and I look forward to your posts! pink_smile.gif I've shown a few from my collection, too, with #minerals as the main tag.

Thanks. I should have used #geology perhaps instead of science - next time, can't now change it as the first tag.

Yes, that is a little frustrating, and even moreso that none of the other tags can be changed later, after the post pays-out. There are several such changes I'd like to make!

So many good tags could be used for these posts: #geology #rocks #stones #minerals #science as well as the names #quartz #calcite #kyanite and so forth! Wish we could use more than five!

Those rocks look very yummy @dudiland
I knew the rose quartz and the malachite
but was not sure of the others, @rt395 did
tho, I'm learning a lot from his posts :-)
I really like how you arranged these
wonderful minerals!

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