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

    Llewellyn Alspach

    January 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    1 Amber 2 Charolite 3 Rhodocrosite 4Pyrite 5 Labrodorite
    6 peacock obsidian 7 Lapas 8 Picture Jasper

  2. avatar

    Linda Maidani

    January 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    #1 Amber
    #2 Sugalite
    #3 rhodochrosite
    #4 pyrite
    #5 rutilated quartz
    #6 rainbow jasper
    #7 sodalite
    #8 druzy quartz

  3. avatar

    Jocelyne SABRE

    January 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Hello

    Amber
    Charoïte
    Rhodochrosite
    Pyrite
    Labradorite
    Pietersite, but I’m not sure
    Lapis lazuli
    Agate

    They’re wonderfull !

    Best regards
    Jocelyne

  4. avatar

    Joe Peterson

    January 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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

  5. avatar

    Jenn

    January 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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

  6. avatar

    Jenn

    January 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

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

  7. avatar

    Moraima Annandsingh

    January 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Rose.
    The names of the stones are;
    1. Amber
    2. Charoite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. Pyrite
    5. Labradorite
    6. Obsidian
    7. Lapis Lazuli
    8. Agate Geode
    Thank you for this exciting test

    Moraima

  8. avatar

    DeLane

    January 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Stones, in order:

    Amber, Charoite, Rhodocrocite, could be pyrite or hematite, Labradorite, #6 ????? (Looks like a
    reconstituted stone!), lapis lazuli, Morrisonite Jasper.

    OK, that was a tough one. Hope you all enjoy Tucson!

  9. avatar

    Bunie Deyo

    January 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    My guesses for the gem pictures.
    1. amber
    2. charoite
    3. Rhodochrosite
    4. pyrite
    5. labradorite
    6. velvet peacock obsidian
    7. lapis lazuli
    8. picture jasper

  10. avatar

    kirsten Philadelphia

    January 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    amber
    charoite
    rhodochrosite
    pyrite
    labradorite (also called spectralite)
    velvet peacock obsidian
    lapis
    picture jasper

  11. avatar

    Simona

    January 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    amber
    Charoite
    Rhodochrosite
    pyrite
    labradorite
    opal
    lapis
    jasper

  12. avatar

    Susan Ann Olson

    January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Picture# 1 Amber
    Picture# 2 Charoite
    Picture# 3 Cherry Quartz
    Picture# 4 Jade or feldspar
    Picture# 5 Labradorite/Spectrolite
    Picture# 6 Fluorite
    Picture# 7 Lapis Lazuli
    Picture# 8 Picture Jasper

  13. avatar

    Kaia

    January 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    P1- Common Domican Amber with Termites
    P2- Charoite
    P3- Rhodochrosite
    P4- pyrite
    P5- Labradorite
    P6- obsidian
    P7 Lapis Lazuli
    P8- Picture Jasper

    :)

  14. avatar

    Jennifer P

    January 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    1= Amber– looks like there’s ants caught in it.
    2- Charoite
    3- rose/pink jasper
    4-iron pyrite
    5- labradorite
    6- fluorite
    7- lapis lazuli
    8- best guess is rhodochrosite

  15. avatar

    Benessa

    January 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Lovely gems!!

  16. avatar

    Gayle Orvis

    January 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    1 – Amber
    2 – Charoite
    3 – Rhodochrosite
    4 – Pyrite
    5 – Labradorite
    6 – Boulder opal
    7 – Lapis Lazuli
    8 – Petrified wood

  17. avatar

    Marilyn Salvatore

    January 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    1) Amber
    2) Charoite
    3) Rhodocrosite
    4$ Pyrite
    5) Amazonite
    6) Velvet Peacock Obsidian
    7) Lapis Lazuli
    8) Jasper

  18. avatar

    Geane

    January 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    1. Amber, 2. Sodalite, 3. Rhocorosite or Rhodonite,
    4. Pyrite, 5. Labradorite, 6. Ocean Jasper, 7. Lapis,
    8. Petrified wood; Crazy Jasper.

    I tried.
    Geane

  19. avatar

    dolores fernandez

    January 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    1. amber
    2. charoite
    3. rhodochrosite
    4. pyrite
    5. labradorite
    6. ruby fuchsite
    7. denim lapis lazuli
    8. picture jasper

  20. avatar

    dolores fernandez

    January 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    1. amber
    2. charoite
    3. rhodochrosite
    4. pyrite
    5. labradorite
    6. ruby fuchsite
    7. denim lapis lazuli
    8. picture jasper
    Beautiful stones!!!

  21. avatar

    Kathy C.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    1. Amber 2.Charoite 3. Rhodochrosite 4. Pyrite 5. Labradorite
    6. Quartz 7. Lapis lazuli 8. Jaspar

    Wish I some of each to play with!!

  22. avatar

    Chuck Thompson

    January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    1 Amber, 2 Charolite, 3 Rhodocrosite, 4 Pyrite, 5 Labradorite, 6 Peacock obsidian, 7 Lapis lazuli,8 picture jasper

  23. avatar

    Jo Ann Bowman

    January 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Amber with Termites, Charoite, Rhodochrosite,
    Pyrite, Labradorite, Velvet Peacock Obsidian,
    Lapis Lazuli, and Picture Jasper

  24. avatar

    Candace Kjome

    January 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Ohhh! this is a challenge for me, but here goes: #1-Amber; #2-Charoite; #3-Agate?; #4-Pyrite; #5-Flourite;
    #6-Rhodochrosite?; #7-Lapis Lazuli; and #8-Opal.
    This was fun. Thanks!

  25. avatar

    michael peck

    January 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    1. amber
    2. charoite
    3. rhodochrosite
    4. pyrite
    5. labradorite
    6. obsidian
    7. denim lapis lazuli
    8. picure jasper

  26. avatar

    Kathy Statton

    January 8, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Question: how is peacock obsidian different from royal obsidian?
    thanks,
    Kathy

    • avatar

      Rose

      January 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Kathy, I’ve heard that “Royal Peacock Obsidian” is the proper, copyrighted name, possibly the property of the mine or the seller, that refers to peacock obsidian. I haven’t heard of anything just called royal obsidian.
      I hope this helps – does anyone else have an answer for Kathy?
      Rose

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