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Post  Goldmember on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Gday everyone, Ive been panning up a storm lately and have been comming across small red coloured transparent rocks. Ive been told that quartz can be found naturally in a range of colours. Is this true?
p.s Its the little one on the right of pic. I have a few bigger ones I could take a pic of if it would help.
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Post  Cams 4500 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Some sort of gem I would say. Which one exactly, no idea.
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Post  Tuffy on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:51 pm

Garnet

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Post  grumpy57 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi Goldmember, We get a few of these little red stones when panning in Misery Creek. I keep telling my old mate David that iv'e found another ruby whenever i find one in my pan. I take them home and have about 20 in a jar. I have been told they are might be red zircons. Cheers Grumpy.
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Post  byronbinalong on Mon May 14, 2012 12:26 pm

if they were found where sapphires are found,they could be rubies which are red sapphires
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Post  Guest on Mon May 14, 2012 9:32 pm

G'day Goldmember I to have found them while panning at missery creek, like Grumpy said was told they could be red zircon or garnets. Very Happy

Cheers.

Mike. cheers

PS yours looks like it could be crystal form ....

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Post  Tributer on Fri May 18, 2012 1:13 pm

99% chance it is zircon. That shade of red is spot on for the majority of zircons (although they can be many colours and colourless). Hard to confirm the exact crystal form in the image, but the slightly elongate crystal shape is also spot on for many zircons found.
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Post  Inhere on Fri May 18, 2012 2:21 pm

Looks like a red zircon to me, as well!

They are not worth nothing but they are still pretty.

My wife and I got a whole bunch in a creek near Armidale. Very Happy
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Post  philski on Fri May 25, 2012 11:26 pm

it is a Zircon. The key to identifying it, is its crystal structure - tetragonal

hope that helps.
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