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ken
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I have been collecting data on this rock trying to ID it. The data that I have collected appears to be pointing to black beryl but I seriously doubt that it is beryl. The hardness is 7.5-8.0, specific gravity is 2.6, weighs 13.1 grams or 65 carats, luster is greasy and very reflective and it does have inclusions. The rock has not been polished, it has a natural shine to it. I had an edx analysis done but was told after the scan that their equipment could not detect something as light as beryllium.
I have good evidence that the rocks in this area may have been involved in an impact event in the distant pass. I also have a stone in which the data is pointing towards a natural moissanite which I’m very doubtful of.
Thank you,
Ken


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