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Strange Rock
Strange Rock  
Could you tell me what this strange rock is? My husband and I have had it for over 30 years and I thing we got it at a garage sale. Each piece is very heavy.They are about 5-6 inches across. Is it worth anything? Thank you for your time.

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Terry
USA
it is rock or mineral-
If it is hard -u can rub  with penknife or hard metal piece it does not get any lines on it -it may be quartz
I think due to weathering became sub rounded
Ornamental minerals for show purpose not diamonds
u can place in ur house for ornamental purpose
if further requires consult any local geologist
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Dr D.Venkat Reddy

Expertise

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

Experience

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

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

Publications
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

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

Awards and Honors
Distinguishing Indian Award Editor in chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (www.cafetinnova.org)

Past/Present Clients
PRESENTLY WORKING =Professor of Geology-Dept of Civil Engineering NITK-INDIA

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