Last Post 22 Mar 2022 11:21 AM by  UWE KACKSTAETTER
Black rock with crystals
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Gerald Simmons
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12 Sep 2021 04:49 PM
    In regards to a topic I was reading that I cannot seem to comment on of some black rocks some members are finding in the desert I have a black rock very solid hard and heavy full of crystals some Jewelers that I took it to cannot seem to tell me what it is the whole Rock does have clarity but it's not asidian it looks like a Black Rock full of crystals and it's very hard only when a piece is broken off and put over a bright light you can see the clarity it's almost like it's a black diamond
    Lia McVicker
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    12 Sep 2021 06:38 PM
    Maybe consider taking it to a rock/lapidary club. Most folks in these clubs have a great deal of knowledge about rocks and can give you a determinate answer.
    Gerald Simmons
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    15 Jan 2022 02:12 PM
    I have been thinking about trying the University
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    15 Jan 2022 02:24 PM
    I've taken a grinder with a diamond masonry blade and shaped out a few crystals they polish up nice with wet/dry sandpaper and they look like black diamonds
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    15 Jan 2022 02:28 PM
    If anyone wants to email on this topic I would share some pics to see of any members have seen or found any of this stuff themselves
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    04 Feb 2022 02:58 PM
    I contacted a meteorite specialist he said if it's not of meteorite it has no commercial value now I'm no genius but I'm sure there are plenty rocks crystals and minerals other than meteorite that have plenty commercial value
    UWE KACKSTAETTER
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    22 Mar 2022 11:21 AM
    Here is something we offer:
    The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Mineral Laboratory at the Metropolitan State University of Denver offers FREE non-destructive & destructive mineral identification services as part of their geoscientist training program and university community outreach. Samples will be assigned to students in Mineralogy & Optical Mineralogy during the Fall semester ONLY and analyzed under supervision by the instructing professor according to the clients specification. Clients will be presented with a full analytical report by the end of the semester and non-destructive tested specimens will be returned upon request (Please provide SASE or pickup at the Earth Science laboratories at MSU Denver).

    This is a FULL report where we will present you with physical analysis, full-fledged geochemical analysis, as well as crystallographic XRD analysis and complete, easy to understand interpretation. There is no limit on how many samples you can submit. There may not be enough capacity to do them all, therefore we are usually resorting to a first come, first served system. Samples should be mailed to our laboratory end of August.

    I don't know if we are allowed to post links on this forum to point you to the sample submittal forms. But you can contact me via email and I will send the you the link if you are interested.

    Uwe Richard Kackstaetter, Ph.D. (Dr.K)
    Full Professor of Geology - Specializing in Applied Geology and Mineralogy
    Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
    Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Office: SI2017
    (720) 257-4486
    kackstae@msudenver.edu
    URL: college.earthscienceeducation.net
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