Featured Calling all rock hounds. What stone is this?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by gauntlettgems, May 20, 2024.

  1. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    This is a Bennett bolo and I’m trying to help a friend identify the stone. I’m torn between dendritic opal or some type of moss agate. Of course I could be very wrong. Any help is very much appreciated

    thank you!!
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    My first thought was a moss agate.
  3. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    Me too but it also kinda looks like the dendritic opal as well. I have so much to learn about stones!!!!
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  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    White Buffalo--also known as White Buffalo Turquoise--is a gemstone that is mined in Tonopah, Nevada by the Otteson family. It was presumed to be turquoise and often sold as such; however; its classification is magnesite and alumite. It has been popularized as White Turquoise.

    never heard of that before.......:wideyed::wideyed:
  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    so whats the difference between white buffalo turquoise and howlite.........about £800 quid it seems :playful:
  8. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    It’s not white turquoise.
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  9. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    My first reaction was some kind of dendritic jasper (agate is translucent) but those places that look like worm holes make me wonder if it's not fossil something or other.
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I'm no 'rock hound' but based on a couple of Google images, I'd guess Moss agate..!

    Moss agate.jpg
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Or dendritic agate to be pedantic about it. I agree.
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Dendritic jasper imo.
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  14. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    I’m thinking that’s it! Ty all
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