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Identification Help?
I'm getting interested in crystals again and was almost ready to buy some more but I realized I'm not using and don't remember the names of stones I already have... Oops.

The ones I know are labeled:


& Closer pics of some ones I don't know that might be hard to see well in the first photo:



One of the three in the top right corner of the first picture, trying to show that it's clear & brown in the light:







Also about the citrine, I think the one on the right might be plastic or glass but I'm not really sure, it just seems really fake. The other two I'm guessing are heated amethyst?




Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help! :)
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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 20th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Upper left is snowflake obsidian, and immediately to its right you've got a moonstone. The ones in the upper right, per your detail pics, are smoky quartz. In the lower left, the red one could be a red jasper but I'd need a closer look to tell, the dark blue is most likely sodalite (although there are a few other possibilities), the yellowy-ochre one is almost certainly some type of jasper, and the purplish one might be lepidolite but it might also be dyed howlite or something, can't see it well enough.

Don't have enough visual info on the blue-green one or the greyish-blueish one in the middle, and most citrine out there is heat-treated and the ones you've shown look to be no exception. I don't think I could tell you what the odd one out is without touching it, though. Oh, and the blue one below the smoky quartz I can't tell for sure without better pics, but looks like it might be a dyed agate.
akatonbo From: akatonbo Date: March 20th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Argh, how did I get logged out? The anon comment was me. :P
diamonddustshoe From: diamonddustshoe Date: March 20th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Top left is Snowflake Obsidian, then moonstone. The one you show from the top right is Smoky Quartz. If the other two are not the same, are they solid black? If so, check the weight. If they are really light, as the one on the left, it's black obsidian. If it's heavier, it's onyx.

To the right of the aragonite is aquamarine, and next to that...I really need another view of that (google labradorite and black moonstone for some possibilities). The blue stone on that row...if there are pyrite flecks it could be lapis, but is likely sodalite.

Bottom row, l-r... appears to be agate, sodalite, jasper, and either dyed agate or charoite. Could possibly be one other stone, but I'd need a closer photo/more views.

As for the Citrine...most commercially available stones are heated, but they do carry their own energy, so they are not "worthless." If the third stone is much lighter, be sure it's not Amber or something like Lybian "desert glass" before discarding it.
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