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Very reflective silver within quartz

by Dave Minnick
(Ames, Iowa)

Boy, I cannot say much since I found it in our landscaping. However, it has a lot of the very reflective silver in it. The silver colored elements show no signs of wear. Pictures do not do it justice as it does not show all of the silver substance because not all is reflecting the light above. Our landscaping rock came from a central Iowa company.

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Oct 11, 2019
Look for the quarry!
by: Douglas


It is hard to tell from the photo what this is. There are lots of different minerals mixed together. Your best bet for an ID is to check with the landscaping company. They probably won't know what it is but they should know where it came from. That will help solve the puzzle. Landscaping companies get their rocks directly from quarries. If you can find out the quarry name and location you can look it up on a geology map. That will tell you what kind of rocks are found in the area.

It may be that one of our readers will recognize your specimen and give you some feedback.

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