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  1. Dirtminer43
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    by Dirtminer43 » Apr 16, 2019
    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
     
    


    


  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 17, 2019
    Where were you digging?
     
  3. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Apr 17, 2019
    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.
     
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  4. T L
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    by T L » Apr 17, 2019
    Yes, but you’re still in So California by the beach!! :cheeky:
     
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  5. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Apr 17, 2019
    It looks like purple paint on clay to me.
     
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  6. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Apr 18, 2019
    It’s not a natural rock or mineral. It doesn’t have any crystal structure. Could be some sort of dried dyed filler material, dyed grout gone hard or even a hunk of old dried paint.
     
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  7. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 18, 2019
    Could be a ceramic? Part of a tile or something.
     
  8. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Apr 18, 2019
    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.
     
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  9. Dirtminer43
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    by Dirtminer43 » Apr 18, 2019
    Sorry for the wait, I live in Texas, there’s no place I can take it to check it though
     
  10. Dirtminer43
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    by Dirtminer43 » Apr 18, 2019
    And I don’t think it’s paint because I cracked some of these open inside and out all purple
     
    


    


  11. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 18, 2019
    Wouldn't paint be the same colour inside and out, given it's all the same material?
     
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  12. JPie
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    by JPie » Apr 18, 2019
    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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  13. AV_
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    by AV_ » Apr 19, 2019
    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.
     
  14. Dirtminer43
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    by Dirtminer43 » Apr 22, 2019
    Oh okay, thanks for the help though everyone
     
  15. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Apr 22, 2019
    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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