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Dirtminer43

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0119F4FE-6993-46A6-8A6F-33653BCA0230.jpeg Okay so we dug up some rock for a driveway and under it was some purple rocks, which were imbedded in it any info would be great, thanks
 

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OoohShiny

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Where were you digging?
 

MrsKMB

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I say it's a purple rock. :lol: But I know nothing. Could you tell us where you are located? It helps to know what type of rocks/minerals, etc. are found in the area. For example, I'm in So. Cal near the beach, and have horrid clay soil, so I will never ever find a purple rock deposit.
 

T L

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I say it's a purple rock. :lol: But I know nothing. Could you tell us where you are located? It helps to know what type of rocks/minerals, etc. are found in the area. For example, I'm in So. Cal near the beach, and have horrid clay soil, so I will never ever find a purple rock deposit.
Yes, but you’re still in So California by the beach!! :cheeky:
 

lambskin

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If you live by a college or university take it to the geology dept. and see if some one can identify it. There are also 'rockhound' sites for rock collectors that you can find on the internet that may be able to help.
 

Dirtminer43

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Sorry for the wait, I live in Texas, there’s no place I can take it to check it though
 

Dirtminer43

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And I don’t think it’s paint because I cracked some of these open inside and out all purple
 

OoohShiny

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And I don’t think it’s paint because I cracked some of these open inside and out all purple
Wouldn't paint be the same colour inside and out, given it's all the same material?
 

JPie

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Are you asking because you're interested in learning, or are you asking because you hope you've stumbled upon a deposit of valuable rough gems? If it's the former, I agree with the previous suggestions of finding a rock hound forum to post more images and get opinions. If it's the latter, you're out of luck.
 

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There are few rocks with such even purple colour & chances to stumble on a chunk are not great. The value would not be grand even if it were one of these... I suspect that mindat.com still has a forum that could be more helpful: they'd know what is to be found in your area etc.
 

partgypsy

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As others said, it might not even be natural rock. If it was, my wild guess would be siltstone, because it comes in many colors including yes purple.
https://geology.com/rocks/siltstone.shtml
A rock or geology site might have a q and a place to ask; this site is more for faceted diamond, gemstone and jewelry afficionados.
 
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