Gem Profile Contest: Name that Rock!

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Gem Profile Contest for
July 27, 2012

You know the deal: it’s time to identify 8 rocks from recent gem profiles for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture.com. The first 5 people to correctly identify them will be the winners!

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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! (Because these are mostly types of agate and chalcedony, please be specific: for an example, we would want to see “paintbrush jasper,” not just “jasper.”) The first 5 comments with the correct answers will each win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture!

Update: Wow, great job rockhounds! We have our winners! Congratulations to Jasmine, M.J., Cheryl, Christine, and Denise – check your email inboxes later today for your prizes! Thanks to everyone who participated, you did great!

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

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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!

And – don’t forget to send pictures of how you’ve used aquamarine in your jewelry! We’re covering aquamarine in next week’s gem profile, and your handmade jewelry could be featured! Send pictures to tips@wire-sculpture.com .

Answers: Indonesian fossil coral, black onyx, Sonora Sunrise/Sunset, Psilomelane, Fire Agate, Plume Agate (Graveyard Point), Chrysoprase, Carnelian

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37 Comments

  1. avatar

    Diane

    July 27, 2012 at 5:43 am

    stunning!

    • avatar

      sally jennings

      July 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      wow, wish i would have known about this contest, congrats to the winners!

  2. avatar

    Jasmine Hodges

    July 27, 2012 at 5:48 am

    #1 Fossil Coral
    #2 Onyx
    #3 Sonora Sunrise
    #4 Psilomelane
    #5 Fire Agate
    #6 Plume Agate
    #7 Chrysoprase
    #8 Carnelian

    Thank you!

  3. avatar

    M.J. Skiba

    July 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

    1. Fossil Coral Agate or Fossil Agate Coral
    2. Black Onyx
    3. Sonora Sunrise (or Sunset)
    4. Pslilomane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Graveyard Point Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    Cheryl DuCoin

    July 27, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Okay, here goes:
    1. Indonesian fossil coral agate
    2. Black Onyx
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Plume Agate (Graveyard)
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

    Thanks,
    Cheryl DuCoin

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    Christine Larson

    July 27, 2012 at 5:58 am

    1.Fossil Coral
    2.Black Onyx
    3.Sonora Sunrise
    4.Psilomelane
    5.Fire Agate
    6.Graveyard Point Plum Agate
    7.Chrysoprase
    8.Carnelian

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    Denise Weese

    July 27, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Name of rocks/Stones
    1. Fossil Coral Agate
    2. Black Onyx
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire agate
    6. Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    melanie

    July 27, 2012 at 6:05 am

    1- Fossil Coral
    2- Onyx
    3- Sonora Sunrise/sunset
    4- Psilomelane
    5- Fire Agate
    6- Graveyard point plume agate
    7- Chrysoprase
    8- Carnelian

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    Lynn Marie

    July 27, 2012 at 6:10 am

    1-fossil agate
    2-black onyx
    3-cuprite & chrysocolla
    4-psilomelane
    5-fire agate
    6-plum agate
    7-chrysoprase
    8-carnelian

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    Mary Feryan

    July 27, 2012 at 6:13 am

    #1 Fossil coral cabochan
    #2 Black onyx
    #3 Sonoran Sunrise
    #4 Psilomelane Cabochon
    #5 Fire agate
    #6 Priday plume agate
    #7 Chrysoprase Cabochon
    #8 Carnelian Cabochon

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    Judy G

    July 27, 2012 at 6:16 am

    1. Indonesian Fossil Coral
    2. Hematite
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire or Iris Agate
    6. Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    Dianne Courage

    July 27, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Gorgeous cabochons!
    1. Fossilized coral
    2. hard to tell… Obsidian (or looks like Black Onyx but I’ll go with obsidian)
    3. Sonora Sunrise !!
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    sue fellows

    July 27, 2012 at 6:36 am

    1. fossil agate 2. blood stone 3. sonora sunrise 4. obsidian 5. tiger eye 6. opal 7. adventurine 8. carnelian

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    Barbara Andrew

    July 27, 2012 at 6:40 am

    1 Indonesian fossil coral 2 black onyx 3 sonora sunrise 4 psilomelane 5 fire agate 6 plume agate 7 chrysoprase 8 carnelian

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    christa murphy

    July 27, 2012 at 6:48 am

    1 Indonesian Fossil Coral 2. Black Onyx 3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Psilomelane 5. Fire Agate 6. Plume Agate 7. Chrysoprase 8 Carnelian My spelling may not be the greatest but that’s what I think they are

  15. avatar

    Loa Babinsack

    July 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

    1. fossil coral 2. onyx 3. sonora sunrise 4. psilomelane w/ pyrovisite 5. fire agate 6. graveyard point plume agate 7. chrysoprase 8. carnelian

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    Tara Emery

    July 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

    1. Fossil Coral
    2. Black Obsidian
    3. Sonora Sunrise (Red Cuprite and Chrysocolla
    4. Black Agate
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Crazy Lace Agate
    7. Green Onyx
    8. Carnelian

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    Sharon Rose Tatum

    July 27, 2012 at 7:00 am

    1-Indonesian Fossil Coral
    2-Onyx
    3-Sonora Sunrise
    4-Psilomelane
    5-Fire Agate
    6-Graveyard Point Plume Agate
    7-Chrysopase
    8-Carnelian

    • avatar

      Carolyn Duncan

      July 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      I think Sharon is correct.

  18. avatar

    Tatiana

    July 27, 2012 at 7:11 am

    1 Floral fossil coral
    2 Black onix
    3 Sonora sunrise
    4 Psilomelane
    5 Fire agate
    6 Plume agate
    7 Chrysoprase
    8 Carnelian

  19. avatar

    Roberta Sauerwein

    July 27, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Chrysanthemum Stone
    Obsidian
    Arizona Sunset
    Black Onyx
    Baltic Amber
    Labradorite
    Chrysophase
    Carnelian

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    mary k. gaouette

    July 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

    #1 indonesian fossil coral
    #2 black onyx
    #3 sonora sunset
    #4 pislomelane
    #5 pietergite
    #6 point plume agate
    #7 chysoprase
    #8 carnelian

  21. avatar

    Valerie

    July 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

    1 – Petroskey Stone
    2 – Onyx
    3 – Sonora Sunrise
    4 – Psilomelane
    5 – Boulder Opal
    6 – Bloodstone (??)
    7 – Chrysoprase

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    Joan Madouse

    July 27, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Well, I guess if you live on the west coast and are a little slow in getting up……..you don’t stand a chance against those who receive this post earlier……too bad!!!

  23. avatar

    Melanie Ashby

    July 27, 2012 at 7:28 am

    1, fossil coral; 2. Black onyx; 3, Sonoran Sunset or Snora Sunrise; 4. psilomelane with pyrolusite grain; 5. fire agate
    6. plume agate; 7. crysoprase; 8. carnelian

    Hope I got in on time! Thanks for the fun anyway!

  24. avatar

    angela

    July 27, 2012 at 7:28 am

    agitized fossilized coral
    black onyx
    sonora sunrise
    pyrolusite
    fire agate
    graveyard point plume agate
    chrysoprase
    carnelian

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    Linda

    July 27, 2012 at 7:49 am

    1. Fossil coral
    2. Black onyx
    3. Sonora sunrise
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire agate
    6. Plume agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    Karen Biestek

    July 27, 2012 at 8:03 am

    1. Fossil Coral Agate
    2. Black Onyx
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Pslilomane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    Donna

    July 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

    1. Fossil Coral
    2. Obsidian
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    Marie Gwin

    July 27, 2012 at 8:24 am

    1. Fossil Coral
    2. Onyx
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Plume Agate
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    kat newkirk

    July 27, 2012 at 8:37 am

    1- fossil coral

    2-onyx

    3- sonora sunset

    4-Psilomelane

    5- fire agate

    6-plume agate

    7- chrysophrase

    8- carnelian

  30. avatar

    Kathy Statton

    July 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Here are my thoughts:

    1. Coral Fossil
    2. Onyx
    3. Sonoran Sunrise
    4. Obsidian
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Graveyard Plume Agate
    7. Chrysophrase
    8. Carnelian

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    Cyndy Mandell

    July 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

    1. Indonesian fossil coral
    2. Black onyx
    3. Sonora Sunrise/Sunset
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Plume Agate (Graveyard Point)
    7. Chrysoprase
    8. Carnelian

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    Bonnie kyles

    July 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    1. fossil coral
    2. obsidian
    3. sonora sunrise
    4. psilomelane
    5. fire agate
    6. plume agate
    7. chrysoprase
    8. carnelian

  33. avatar

    Becky Kortvely

    July 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    1. Flower Fossil Jasper
    2. Black Onyx
    3. Sonora Sunset
    4. Psilomelane
    5. Fire Agate
    6. Graveyard Point Plum Agate
    7. Chrysopase
    8. Carnelian

  34. avatar

    Christine Pez

    July 28, 2012 at 8:05 am

    1. agatized fossil coral promotes emotional cleansing. 2. Black onyx- is for grounding and guidance.3. Sunset Sonora is for serenity, tranquility. 4. Psilomelane is used for happiness and good fortune. 5. rare fire agate used for healing from the chalcedony family. 6. graveyard agate, used to divert storms. 7. Chrysoprase, banishes greed and carelessnes 8. Carnelian, is the luckiest of gems and my personal favorite, brings forth luck and joy.

  35. avatar

    amalia

    July 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

    1.Fossil Coral
    2.Black Onyx
    3.Sonora Sunrise
    4.Psilomelane
    5.Fire Agate
    6.Graveyard Point Plum Agate
    7.Chrysoprase
    8.CarnelianReply

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