Gem Profile Contest! Name that Rock!

Gem Profile Contest! Name that Rock!

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Gem Profile Contest for
January 20, 2012

I know we promised a Gem Profile for today, and I apologize – there’s been a change of plans! We are nearly ready to head down to Tucson, Arizona – Dale’s been preparing for weeks, and with good reason – making kits for her classes at the TEP Gem & Mineral Show! – and we’ve been packing and planning around the clock, too. So please accept our apologies: we will be resuming the Gem Profiles, starting with Rose Quartz, when we return from Arizona, starting February 24. While we’re in Tucson, I’ll be bringing you updates each Friday (if not more often!) – and today, well, I thought it might be fun to do a little contest! How well have you been paying attention during the gem profiles? :) Click here to review our 34 Gem Profiles.

Gem Profile Contest: Name that Rock!

It’s pretty simple: Below are 8 pictures from Gem Profiles that we’ve published on the Blog. Simply leave a comment below identifying each stone in order, and you could win! (Don’t sweat it: If a stone is paintbrush jasper, we will accept "jasper.") The first 5 comments with the correct answers will each win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture and 10% off all Tucson Jewelry Classes!

We have our winners! Here they are:

  1. Vivian
  2. N Irish
  3. Jeanne
  4. Dianne Courage
  5. Jana

Congratulations to our winners – be looking in your email inboxes for your prizes! Thank you to everyone who participated – we’ll have to do this again! :)

Still want to try your luck at identifying these stones? The answers are now at the very end of the post. Good luck, rockhounds!!!

Picture #1:

Picture #2:

Picture #3:

Picture #4:

Picture #5:

Picture #6:

Picture #7:

Picture #8:

 

Think you know them all? Leave a comment listing what stone is pictured, in the order shown, and you could win a $10 gift certificate!

 

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Answers: 1-amber, 2-charoite, 3-rhodochrosite, 4-pyrite, 5-labradorite, 6-velvet peacock obsidian (tricky!), 7-lapis lazuli, 8-picture jasper. How’d you do?

77 Comments

  1. avatar

    Deb Davis

    January 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

    1. amber
    2. charite (chorite?)
    3. rhodochrosite
    4. pyrite
    5. labradorite
    6. flourite
    7. lapis
    8. jasper

  2. avatar

    Vivian

    January 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

    1.Amber/ Lots in insects
    2.Charoite/ Fabulous cabs
    3.Rhodocrosite/ The lovely stone
    4.Pyrite/ Fools Gold
    5.Labradorite/ Lots of color
    6.Obsidian/ An unusual one
    7.Lapis/ Lots of pretty blues
    8.Jasper/ Many many kinds

    Congrats, Vivian, you’re correct!

  3. avatar

    Susan Lindsey

    January 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

    amber
    cheriot
    rhodochrosite
    pyrite
    labradorite
    ruby in zoisite
    lapis lazuli
    agate

  4. avatar

    Christine Nolen

    January 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

    #1-Amber
    #2-Charoite
    #3-Rhodochrosite
    #4-Pyrite
    #5-Labradorite
    #6-Ruby in Zoisite
    #7-Lapis
    #8-Agate

  5. avatar

    gail

    January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Laborodite
    6. Jasper
    7. Lapis
    8. Petrified rock

  6. avatar

    Lynn Forsterling

    January 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    What a fun way to start the day! Here are my answers:

    1. Lemon quartz

    2. Sugilite

    3. Ruby quartz

    4. Golden pyrite

    5. Labradorite

    6. Fluorite

    7. Lapis

    8. Agates

    Thanks for the chance to win and good luck to all!

    Bead Happy!
    Lynn Forsterling

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    N Irish

    January 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Amber, Charoite, Rhodochrosite, pyrite,labradorite, velvet peacock obsidian, lapis, picture jasper.

    This is a good game! You should do this once a month.

    Congrats, N, you’re correct!

  8. avatar

    Jeanne

    January 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    1. amber, 2. charoite, 3. rhodocrosite, 4. pyrite, 5. laboradite,

    6. obsidian, 7. lapis, 8. jasper

    Congrats, Jeanne, you’re correct!

  9. avatar

    Catherine Franz

    January 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I love your emails and what you sell. I want to win.

  10. avatar

    Dianne Courage

    January 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

    1. Amber, 2. Charoite, 3. Rhodochrosite, 4.Pyrite, 5.Labradorite, 6.Obsidian,7. Lapis Lazuli, 8.Jasper
    Beautiful photos of very beautiful stones!

    Congrats, Dianne, you’re correct!

  11. avatar

    Jana Siepert

    January 20, 2012 at 10:33 am

    #1 – Amber
    #2 – Charoite
    #3 – Rhodochrosite
    #4 – Pyrite
    #5 – Labradorite
    #6 – Velvet Peacock Obsidan
    #7 – Lapis
    #8 – Picture Jasper

    Congrats, Jana, you’re correct! You’re our 5th winner!

  12. avatar

    Jen

    January 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Amber, Ametrine, Jade, Pyrite, Opal, Sodalite, Ammolite

    did I get it???

  13. avatar

    Denise Lutrey

    January 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Stone #1 is Amber
    Stone #2 is Seraphinite
    Stone #3 is Rhodochrosite
    Stone #4 is Pyrite
    Stone #5 is Labradorite
    Stone #6 is Opal
    Stone #7 is Lapis Lazuli
    Stone #8 is Petrified Wood

  14. avatar

    Jen

    January 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    amber, ametrine, jade, pyrite, opal, sodalite, ammolite

  15. avatar

    Carolyn Nau

    January 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    amber
    charoite
    rhodocrosite
    pyrite
    labradorite
    agate
    lapis
    jasper

  16. avatar

    Melanie cacek

    January 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Ok here goes. Number 1 is amber/imitation amber. Number 2 is charoite. Number 3 is rhodochrosite. Number 4 is pyrite, with number 5 being labradorite. Number 6 is velvet peacock obsidian. Number 7 is lapis lazuli. Number 8 is picture jasper. I love the profiles – they teach so much!

  17. avatar

    Sue Beck

    January 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

    1- Amber
    2- Mexican Crazy Lace
    3- Fossil Coral
    4-Pyrite
    5- Labradorite
    6- Apetite
    7- Lapis
    8- Amazonite

  18. avatar

    Maurita

    January 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodocroisite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. jasper
    7. Lapis
    8. Picture Jasper

  19. avatar

    Tina

    January 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodonite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Picture Jasper

  20. avatar

    Belinda Trimble

    January 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Citrine, Charoite, Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Labradorite, Velvet Peacock Obsidian, Lapis, Picture Jasper

  21. avatar

    Ginni Tutterow

    January 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

    1 – Amber
    2 – Chaorite
    3 – Rhodochrosite
    4 – Pyrite
    5 – Labradorite
    6 – Velvet Peacock Obsidian
    7 – Lapis

  22. avatar

    Gina Smith

    January 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Good Morning,
    1 Amber
    2 Charoite
    3 Rhodochrosite
    4 Pyrite
    5 Labradorite
    6 Velvet Peacock Obsidian
    7 Lapis
    8 Picture Jasper

    Love the Gem Profiles. Thanks so much.

  23. avatar

    John Casalinuovo

    January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    1. The stone is amber
    2. The stone is charoite
    3. The stone is rhodochrosite
    4. The stone is Pyrite
    5. The stone is Labradorite
    6. The stone is Obsidian
    7. The stone is Jasper

  24. avatar

    bonnie riconda

    January 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

    1 amber
    2 charoite
    3 rhodocrosite
    4 golden pyrite
    5 labradorite
    6 ruby in zoisite ?
    7 lapis
    8 jasper

  25. avatar

    Jane Elizabeth Duke

    January 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Here goes:
    Amber,I HAVE ONE OF THESE IN CAB FORM TO WRAP AND I CAN’T REMEMBER IT’S NAME BUT IT’S FROM RUSSIA. rhodochrosite, pyrite, labradorite, flourite, sodolite and wood.

  26. avatar

    Jean Reeves

    January 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Amber, Garnet, Rhodocrosite, Pyrite, Labradorite, Tourmaline, Lapis, Petrified Wood

  27. avatar

    Polly Anna Randol

    January 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    1. Amber; 2. Charoite; 3. Rhodochrosite; 4. Pyrite; 5. Labradorite; 6. Velvet peacock obsidian; 7. Lapis Lazuli; 8. Jasper

  28. avatar

    ClaireCreations

    January 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

    1.amber
    2.charoite
    3.rhodachrosite
    4.pyrite
    5.mahogany obsidian
    6.velvet peacock obsidian
    7.lapis lazuli
    8.Botswana agate

  29. avatar

    Kathy Woods

    January 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

    1-amber, 2- charoite, 3-rhodocrosite, 4-pyrite, 5-labradorite,
    6-obsidian, 7-lapis, 9-jasper

  30. avatar

    Threva Hosford

    January 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hi, here are the items listed above, Threva

    #1 Amber
    #2 Charoite
    #3 Rhodochrosite
    #4 Pyrite
    #5 Labradorite
    #6 Obsidian
    #7 Lapis Lazuli
    #8 Picture Jasper

  31. avatar

    Shirley Perkins

    January 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hello!
    The eight stones are as follows:
    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Velvet Peacock Obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Picture Jasper
    Thanks, and have fun in Tucson!

  32. avatar

    Judi Hogan

    January 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    1. amber
    2. petersite
    3. rhodochrosite
    4. jasper
    5. labradorite?
    6. rhodonite
    7. lapis
    8. agate

  33. avatar

    Cat

    January 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    1. amber (chiapas Mexico from the appearance)
    2. sodalite or Dumortierite
    3.jasper
    4. gold or pyrite(fools gold)
    5.Muscovite
    6.Ruby in Zoisite
    7. lapis Lazuli
    8. Bolder opal

  34. avatar

    Dorothy

    January 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Obsidian
    7. Lapis
    8. Jasper

  35. avatar

    Sally Wooten

    January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    1. amber
    2. charoite
    3. rhodochrosite
    4. pyrite
    5. labradorite
    6. Velvet Peacock obsidian
    7. lapis
    8. picture jasper

    How fun!

  36. avatar

    Judy Aussenhofer

    January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    1. Amber
    2. Sodalite
    3. Rhodocrisite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Jasper
    7. Lapis
    8. Mookaite

  37. avatar

    Sally Wooten

    January 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    1.amber
    2.charoite
    3.rhodochrosite
    4.pyrite
    5.labradorite
    6.Velvet Peacock obsidian
    7.lapis lazuli
    8.picture jasper

    How fun!

  38. avatar

    Debbie Kelly

    January 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Picture Jasper

  39. avatar

    Loa Babinsack

    January 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

    1. green amber 2. charoite 3. rhodochrosite 4.pyrite 5. labradorite 6.crazy lace agate 7. lapis 8. butte jasper

  40. avatar

    April Williams

    January 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

    1. Amber
    2.Charoite
    3.Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5.Labradorite
    6. Velvet Obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Picture Jasper

  41. avatar

    Michelle

    January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Love it.

  42. avatar

    kathy steffler

    January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    1. amber with termites 2. charoite 3. rhodochrosite 4. pyrite 5. labradorite 6. peacock obsidian 7. lapis 8. picture jasper.
    I enjoy your columns and tips. Hope I win! Kathy

  43. avatar

    Loa Babinsack

    January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    1. amber 2. charoite 3. rhodochrosite 4. pyrite 5.labradorite 6. Velvet Peacock obsidian 7. lapis 8. picture jasper

  44. avatar

    Sharan Merchant

    January 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    1-amber 2-charoite 3-rhodochrosite 4-pyrite 5-labradorite 6-Velvet Peacock obsidian 7-lapis 8-jasper

  45. avatar

    Terri

    January 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    This is Fun!
    1: amber
    2: charoite
    3: rhodochrosite
    4: pyrite
    5: labradorite
    6:rainbow flourite
    7: lapis
    8: agate

  46. avatar

    Donnie Spielman

    January 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodocrosite
    4. Jasper
    5. Labrodorite or Spectrolite
    6. Eudialyte
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Various picture Japers

  47. avatar

    Pam

    January 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I’ve really enjoyed the Gem Profiles. They have helped me identify stones I inherited. Here Goes:
    1. Amber
    2. charoite with Orange tinkasite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Velvet Peacock obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Picture Jasper

  48. avatar

    Jimmie Brannon

    January 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    1. Amber
    2.Charoite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Velvet Peacock Obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Picture Jasper

  49. avatar

    Dori Benner

    January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    #1-amber
    #2-chroite
    #3-rhodochrosite
    #4-pyrite
    #5-labordorite
    #6-peacock obsidian
    #7-lapis lazuli
    #8-picture jasper

  50. avatar

    Peggy Wolff

    January 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Amber
    Charoite
    Rhodochrosite
    Pyrite
    Labradorite
    Spectrolite
    Lapis
    Jasper ( Mookite)

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