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    Hi all,
    My name is Ken Jones and I've joined this site hoping to find some answers to a geological mystery that I have stumbled across. I have a very strange piece of pyrite, at the microscopic level it is littered with strange structures. When fragments of the rock is dissolved in acid, some of these strange structures will grow out of the acid solution. I have written to hundreds of scientist all over the country and a few overseas but have yet to find anyone that can identify or explain any of this stuff. As soon as I figure out how to navigate this site, I'll try to add post with a few photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Jones View Post
    Hi all,
    My name is Ken Jones and I've joined this site hoping to find some answers to a geological mystery that I have stumbled across. I have a very strange piece of pyrite, at the microscopic level it is littered with strange structures. When fragments of the rock is dissolved in acid, some of these strange structures will grow out of the acid solution. I have written to hundreds of scientist all over the country and a few overseas but have yet to find anyone that can identify or explain any of this stuff. As soon as I figure out how to navigate this site, I'll try to add post with a few photos.
    Thank you
    Ken
    Hi Ken. Can you give a few more clues. Do the inclusions appear to be 'organic' in nature or more standard inclusions such as arsenopyrite etc. ? :-))


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    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply. I had two specimen scanned and was told that they appear to be organic, no one seems to know what any of it is. The analysis showed that one was made up of O, Si, P, Cl, Na, S, Ca and the other was O, S, Cl. I have come across this stuff several times after crushing crystals or fragments and had this stuff grow on slides after dissolving fragments in acid. There is a lot of stuff about this rock that I simple can not find any answers, I have been at this for over three years and not one answer yet. I have had an xrf, edx, raman and xrd analysis done on the rock and the mystery only got deeper. Over 20+metal elements has been detected so far, including iridium. I am told that it can not be a meteorite and have also been told that it can not be a product of planet earth. The geologist that have held the rock in their hands say that it for sure something natural but can not explain it.
    I have tried to find anwsers on a couple of those mineral forums but it did not go well at all so I'm a bit shy about doing this again but I have to keep at this. Most find everything about this rock difficult to beleive and I'm one of them but I can assure you that this is no prank or hoax. I've been encouraged by a few scientist to keep asking question, they say that there has to be someone out there that knows.
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    Hi Ken.

    I know very little geology, but I will ask one question: Where did the sample come from in terms of its geological origin?
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    Hi KJW,
    Where the rock came from is a million dollar mystery, all my life I have had a habit of picking up rocks that catch my eye. Most I just look at and try to imagine what they went through to get to this point and toss back on the ground but a few I toss in my pocket to exam later. I spent 20 years in the navy traveling all over the world and have picked up rocks from all over. If I could figure out where I found this rock I would for sure be the proud owner of a pick and shovel because the xrf and edx scan detected the elements gold, silver, platinum, iridium, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, nickel, tungsten, aluminum, iron, zinc, copper, cobalt, chromium, silicon, potassium, carbon, sulfur, phosphorous, calcium and oxygen. I was told that the iridium in the rock was 8 million times higher than whats found in the earths crust. I have been on and off the internet for three years just trying to see if anyone has ever heard of such a rock, have asked everyone from Nasa, Usgs, experts, professors and to date no one can explain any of this. Every single thing about this rock is strange to science. I know the day will come when I will have to place this rock in the hands of those who can figure it out but I'm in no hurry to see it destroyed so I owe it to myself and the rock to at least try and understand what it is I've come across.
    As soon as I figure out how to present this on here without confusing and upsetting people (again), I will start a post and show photos of some of the strange items I've come across. I feel as if I have seen and know something that almost 7 billion people know nothing about and to be honest, it kinda sucks.
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    Welcome Ken! My first guess was the rare mineral, moissanite, but I don't think so, rereading your post. It sounds like a wonderful mystery to solve!
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    Hi Wegs,
    I have been working on this mystery for over three years. I have written to hundreds of sceintist and experts and to date no one can explain anything about this rock. Most find it difficult to believe in and after all the reading I have done I now know why. I have taken a lot of heat over this rock but I'm sure the first person to suggest that the earth was round and not flat did too so all I can do is keep asking questions.
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    Welcome to the forums.

    Would you like to take a couple of pictures and post them for those of us who are interested in your specimen? You can create a thread in the Earth Sciences subforum, and with some luck, perhaps someone can offer some additional insights.
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    I would be interested in trying to isolate the source of this piece. As much as can be gleaned from that, little regarding how it got where it did will be answered without studying place of origin. I don't mean to point out the obvious only to offer time to try to back trace on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Jones View Post
    Hi Wegs,I have been working on this mystery for over three years. I have written to hundreds of sceintist and experts and to date no one can explain anything about this rock. Most find it difficult to believe in and after all the reading I have done I now know why. I have taken a lot of heat over this rock but I'm sure the first person to suggest that the earth was round and not flat did too so all I can do is keep asking questions.Best Regards,Ken
    I can imagine your frustration. But, why would people give you "heat" over this rock? You're legitimately trying to find answers, how bizarre.
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    Hi All,
    I appologize for taking so long to reply but I've been very busy the last couple of weeks. I am awating a reply from the moderator of the Earth Science Forum before I start posting. As soon as I get some info back from him I'll start posting, I have tons of photos to share and hopefully find an answer or two. I just want to share what I've seen without misleading or confusing anyone so please bare with me. I have been told that there are things in this rock that should not be there, yet no one can explain why or how they got there. I don't want seem as if I,m teasing people so tomorrow I will try to start posting. I just wanted to get some advise from the moderator first. The last two forums that I tried to talk about this rock on locked the post after the first thread so we'll see how it goes here. After everything I've read about the formation of minerals and rock, I can now understand why they felt that way, everything about this rock appears to very strange.
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    Hi,<br>I'm still in the process of working with the moderator of the Earth Science Forum on how to best present this so I don't mislead or confuse anyone. While I was waiting for the moderator I thought I'd at least show a few photos but I can't seem to upload any. I thought that maybe the files were too large so I went a site that can resize photos to fit forums but I still can not get anything to upload. I'm new to this site so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong so as soon as I can get this figured out I'll get some photos on here.
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    I often have problems uploading pictures. If all else fails upload them to photobucket (or similar) and copy and paste from there. This seems to work for me more often than the forums upload system.
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    Thanks PhDemon, I'll give the copy and paste thing a try tomorrow and see what happens.
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    The instructions for uploading photos from your computer don't actually work, since there is no space on the server allotted for them. You have to upload to some other site like photobucket then you would click on the "image" icon, select the "from url" tab and paste the url of your photo.
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    I uploaded a few photos to photobucket, I resized the photos to 800 x 600 and then did a test run to see if I could upload them to this site. I was able to paste the photos to this site but the photos were freaking huge, one photo took up the entire screen when I went to preveiw. I noticed that when I clicked on one of the photos, it took me back to the photobucket site where I could veiw the rest of the photos that I had stored there. I was wondering if it was cool to start a thread with only one photo and direct everyone to click on the one photo to view the other photos. So far no one with a PHD has been able to identify or explain any of this stuff so there is no way on earth that I can sit here and try to explain any of it with words only.
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    Aloha from the theatre arts lady!! Niece is a geologist! Very cool!
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