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silver layered rock
silver layered rock  
Can you identify this rock? It is layered, silver colored and somewhat iridescent. (glows purplish is certain light) It is very heavy. A little girl gave it to me 30 years ago. She said her dad found it in a field. I don't know any more about it. I live in southern Ohio where the rock was found.

Dear Sir
It is rock with mineral content-however it is difficult for me to come to conclusion
Local geologist will examine and will name the rick-kindly consult

Dr D.Venkat Reddy
Professor of Geology
Editor- in -Chief -International  Journal of  Earth Sciences&Engineering(ISSN 0974-5904)
Editor -in -Chief-International Journal of   Biological Sciences and Engineering- IJBS
Editor-in Chief -int Journal of Advances Structures Geo technical Engineering-IJASGE
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology,Karnataka,(NITK)


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Dr D.Venkat Reddy


Engineering Geology,Mining geology,commercial petrology,Decorative and dimensional stones,Hydrogeology


20years texhing and reserch expireience in geology,enginnering geology for graduate and undergraduate students-reserch guidance,10years field exoireience conducting field camps for geology students=Presently Assistant professor in geolog

NITK-National Institute of Technology,Surathkal,Mangalore-DK,India Geology section Dept of Civil Engineering

published 70 research papers.( 4 books)- Editor in Chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering -1.Engineering Geology for civil Engineers-oxford &IBH pub-1996] 2.Decorative and dimensional stones of India-CBS Pub-1997 3.Engineering Geology-Vikaspublishers2010 4.Applied Geology-Vikaspub-2010

MSC(GEOLOGY),Osmania university,India, MSC(Tech )Hydrogeology,OU,India PhD(GEOLOGY)OU,India

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Distinguishing Indian Award Editor in chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (

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PRESENTLY WORKING =Professor of Geology-Dept of Civil Engineering NITK-INDIA

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