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  1. #1 Beautiful Minerals from Israel need help identifying? 
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    I have a huge collection of minerals and I am slowly learning to identify them but these rocks caught my eye and i cant identy them! I have also have a piece of paper that cane with them but i cant read it except the word "turquoise". I was wondering if anyone could help me out! I would teally appreciate it or at least a lead on how to identify them because the library isnt helping me.
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    Its some type of copper carbonate, and the color is off for Turquoise. The second mineral listed is Calcite and the third is "limonite" (not an actual mineral, just iron oxides). I dont seem much for either the calcite or the limonite on the piece.


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    Ahh thank you. I looked up copper carbonate and that really helps out. Im getting somewhere now! Im guessing that paper got mixed up and doesnt belong with these four minerals. Thanks!
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    Sadly that happens some times.
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    The last mineral on the list says serpentine.

    At first glance I was thinking of crystacola or malachite based on the greenish blue color.
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    The color seems off and the material is crystalline both of which also generally exclude Chrysocolla. Chrysocolla is an amorphous copper silicate and does not form macro crystals
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    I also have a good collection of minerals and live in Israel. Please contact me. Ivan
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