Gem Profile Contest Dec 7: Name that Rock!

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Gem Profile Contest for
December 7, 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!

OK. We’re getting close to Tucson and I think you’ve been getting really good at identifying these stones – so I’m going to get a little tricky! Today I want to know the exact type of stone – just saying “agate” or “jasper” isn’t going to cut it – for example, I want to see “Plume Agate” or “Paintbrush Jasper.” And I threw in a curve ball today, watch out! If you’ve been an avid gem profile reader, you’ll do fine. If you need to review the gem profiles to help you out today, here’s a link: Click here to review our 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! (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: We have our winners! That was a toughie, but you weren’t fooled! Congrats to Louise A., Denise Weese, Christine L., Kelley M, and Frances L. You’ll find your gift certificates in your email shortly!

Good luck, rockhounds!!!

Picture #1:

Picture #2:

Picture #3:

Picture #4:

Picture #5:

The crystal in the background is quartz – what are the blue stones?

Picture #6:

This one’s tricky…

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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54 Comments

  1. avatar

    Kate Morel

    December 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    1- blue zircon
    2- citrine
    3- sodalite
    4- turquoise
    5- kyanite
    6- opal
    8- rutilated quartz

  2. avatar

    jill cobb

    December 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    1. blue topaz
    2. smokey quartz
    3. sodalite
    4. turquoise
    5. blue chalcedony
    6. iodolite
    7. fire agate (mexican)
    8. rutilated quartz

  3. avatar

    Trish Christiansen

    December 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Citrine? Or Topaz
    3. Iolyte
    4. Turquoise
    5. Labrodorite
    6 Tanzanite CZ
    7. Opal Fire
    8. Opal

  4. avatar

    Brenda Sigafoos

    December 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    1st aquamarine.2nd smokey quartz,
    4th colorado turquois 5th crystal.6th statafire 7th welo opal 8th yellow quartz lol

  5. avatar

    Rhonda Chase

    December 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Hmm, some could be more than one thing but I’ll go with this list…

    Blue topaz
    Lemon quartz
    Sodalite
    Magnasite
    Kyanite
    Tanzanite
    Boulder opal
    Amber

  6. avatar

    Louise Alsing

    December 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    blue topaz, topaz, sodalite, magnesite, light and dark blue kyanite, cubic zirconia, fire agate, rutilated quartz star formation

    Congrats – that’s right!

  7. avatar

    walter Secunda

    December 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    1. is London blue topaz\
    2. is Smokey quartz
    3. is sodalite
    4. turquoise
    5. aquamarine
    6. is African blue sappphire
    7. Mexican fire agate
    8. olden rutilated quartz

  8. avatar

    KS Mehrer

    December 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    1. swiss blue topaz
    2. smoky topaz
    3. lapis
    4. turquoise
    5. aquamarine
    6. simulated sapphire
    7. lake superior agate
    8. amber

  9. avatar

    Shala Kerrigan

    December 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz
    3. Soladite
    4. Turquoise
    5. Kyanite
    6. Tanzanite
    7. Rutilated Quartz

  10. avatar

    Peggy Marzano

    December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    #1 Blue Topaz, #2 Brown Topaz #3 Sodalite #4 Turquoise #5 Bloodstone #6 sapphire or tazinite #7 Fire Agate #8 Jasper

  11. avatar

    Susan Lindsey

    December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    The first stone looks like either blue topaz or blue cz.
    Lemon citrine, czs, silver beads,
    Denim lapis,
    turquoise,
    kyanite,
    sapphire or lab sapphire, or man made tanzanit
    labradorite with orange flash,
    rutilated quartz

  12. avatar

    Denise Weese

    December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz
    3. Sodalite
    4. Turquoise Magnesite
    5. Blue Kyanite
    6. Cubic Zironia
    7. Fire Agate
    8. Rutilated Quartz

    How did I do?

    Congrats – that’s right!

  13. avatar

    Janet Sullivan

    December 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    #1-blue topaz, #2 citrine or quartz, #3 Sodalite, #4 Turquoise, #5 Blue Chalcedony, #6 fire opal, #7 tanzanite, #8 rutilated quartz

  14. avatar

    SueB

    December 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    1. Aquamarine
    2. Topaz
    3. Fluorite
    4. Turquoise
    5. Tanzanite
    6. Sapphire
    7. Agate
    8. Amber

    these are my total shot in the dark guesses!!

  15. avatar

    Christine Larson

    December 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Blue Topaz
    Topaz
    Sodalite
    Turquoise Magnesite
    Dark Blue Kyanite
    Cubic Zirconia
    Fire Agate
    Rutilated Quartz

    Congrats – that’s right!

  16. avatar

    Susan

    December 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Precious Topaz
    3. Lapis Lazuli
    4. Turquoise
    5. Aquamarine
    6. Iolite
    7. Lake Superior Agate (Maybe Ammonite?)
    8. Amber

  17. avatar

    Kelley Matthews

    December 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    1. Swiss Blue Topaz
    2. topaz stone back from India
    3. sodalite
    4. turquoise magnesite
    5. light and dark blue kyanite
    6. cubic zironia
    7. fire agate
    8. faceted rutilated quartz

    Congrats – that’s right!

  18. avatar

    Frances Lediaev

    December 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    #1 – blue topaz, #2 – topaz, #3 – Sodalite, #4 – turquise magnesite, #5 – kyanite, #6 – Cubic zirconia which matches tanzanite, #7 – Fire agate, #8 – Rutilated quartz

    Congrats – that’s right!

  19. avatar

    Linda Barton

    December 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    1. Blue Topaz 2. topaz 3. sodalite 4.Maganasite w/turquoise beads (I know this because it’s mine) 5. Kyanite 6. Tanzanite 7. Fire Opal 8. rutilted quartz

  20. avatar

    Cairenn Day

    December 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    1) Blue Topaz
    2) Smokey Quartz
    3) Sodalite
    4) Sonara Sunrise or Turquoise (it is hard to tell on this monitor)
    5) Kyanite
    6) Cubic Zironia faking Tanzanite
    7) Fire agate
    8) Rutilate Quartz

  21. avatar

    Tara Firman

    December 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    1.)London Blue Topaz
    2.)Smokey Quartz
    3.)Sodalite
    4.)Turquoise
    5.)Jasper
    6.)Tanzanite
    7.)Red Fire Agate
    8.)Golden Spinel

    YOU DON’T KNOW THAT’S WHY YOUR ASKING US!HAPPY HOLIDAYS HAHAHA

  22. avatar

    Brenda Shreves

    December 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    1. topaz
    2. citrine
    3. sodalite
    4. turquoise
    5. cannot see the picture is too small
    6. tanzanite
    7. fire agate
    8. rutilated quartz

  23. avatar

    Brad Shreves

    December 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    1. blue topaz
    2. citrine
    3. sodalite
    4. turquoise
    5. dumortierite or a jade? picture not good
    6. tanzanite
    7. fire agate
    8. rutilated quartz

    • avatar

      Brad Shreves

      December 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      #5 could also be blue quartz???

  24. avatar

    Catherine T.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    blue topaz, chrysoberyl, blueberry quartz, turquoise, milky quartz, iolite, jasper, rutilated quartz

  25. avatar

    Jennifer Byrum

    December 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Great Post!

    Swiss Blue Topaz
    Champagne Topaz
    sodalite
    turquoise magnesite
    light and dark blue kyanite
    cubic zirconia
    Fire agate
    faceted rutilated quartz

  26. avatar

    SJ Churchill

    December 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    1)swiss blue topaz
    2)champagne topaz
    3)sodalite
    4)magnesite
    5)kyanite
    6)tanzanite
    7)fire agate
    7)rutilated quartz

  27. avatar

    SJ Churchill

    December 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    1)swiss blue topaz
    2)champagne topaz
    3)sodalite
    4)magnesite
    5)kyanite
    6)tanzanite
    7)fire agate
    8)rutilated quartz

  28. avatar

    Jean Corio

    December 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    #1 – Apatite
    2. – Lemon Quartz
    3. – Sodalite
    4. – Torquoise colored Howlite
    5. – Kyanite
    6. – Blue Sapphire
    7. – Pietersite
    8. – Rutile Quartz

  29. avatar

    Lenora Seaton

    December 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    1. Sapphire
    2. Smokey Quartz
    3. Blue/gray Graphite
    4. Turquoise
    5. Gray Slate
    6. Swiss Blue Topaz
    7. Red orange black brown Chatoyance
    8. Amber
    Will you let the participates know what the correct answers
    are?

  30. avatar

    Elizabeth R. Apgar Triano

    December 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    blue topaz
    citrine
    sodalite (or lapis, but looks like sodalite)
    angelite
    iolite ? tanzanite?
    fire agate
    rutilated quartz
    I don’t think I got them right but this isn’t graded :-) thanks for the fun exercise

  31. avatar

    Cindy Weingate

    December 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz from India
    3.Sodalite
    4.Turquoise – Magnesite
    5.Kyanite
    6.Cubic Zirconia
    7. Fire Agate
    8. Rutilated Quartz

  32. avatar

    Cindy Weingate

    December 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz from India
    3.Sodalite
    4.Turquoise – Magnesite
    5.Kyanite
    6.Cubic Zirconia
    7.Fire Agate
    8.Rutilated Quartz

  33. avatar

    Sylvie Goguen

    December 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    1. Blue Zircon
    2. Citrine, or a smokey Quartz (can’t tell the picture isn’t clear.
    3. SnowFlake Obsidien
    4. Arizona Turquoise
    5. Sodalite
    6. Blue Saphire
    7. Fire Opal
    8. Rootlated Quartz, Angel hair quartz

  34. avatar

    Rosiland

    December 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Gemstones in order as shown:
    1. appatite
    2.citrine
    3.sodalite
    4.turquoise
    5.kyanite
    6.tanzanite
    7.ammonite
    8.rutile quartz

  35. avatar

    Marsha Goldsmith

    December 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    It looks like a sapphire to me but then you said this one is tricky ..

  36. avatar

    Vicki Mohajeri

    December 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Citrine
    3. Sodalite
    4. Magnesite
    5. sugilite
    6. ceylon sapphire
    7. picture jasper
    8. rutilated quartz

  37. avatar

    Gail Chambers

    December 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz (smokey topaz)
    3. Sodalite
    4. Magnesite
    5. Kyalite
    6. Tanzanite
    7. Fire Agate
    8. Rutilated Quartz

  38. avatar

    KAY BORER

    December 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    1.BLUE TOPAZ,2. CHAMPAGNE TOPAZ, 3. SODALITE,4. MAGNESITE,5.KYANITE,6.TANZANITE7.IRIS AGATE,8.RUTILATED QUARTZ.

  39. avatar

    renee

    December 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Hi I think these are maybe topaz, citrine, lapis lazuli, turquois, smoky quartz, sapphire, fire opal, rutIlated quartz

  40. avatar

    Joan Champi

    December 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Blue Topaz
    Citrine
    Sodalite
    Spiderweb Turquoise
    Blue Kyanite
    Alexandrite
    Fire Agate
    Rutilated Quartz

  41. avatar

    charlotte

    December 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Topaz, morganite, sodilite, Tourquoise, hemitite, Tanzinite ,fire agate, and quartz with inclusions possibley tourmaline or rutile..

  42. avatar

    Mary Jean Skiba

    December 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    1. Swiss Blue Topaz
    2. Imperial Topaz
    3. Sodalite
    4. Turquoise magnesite
    5. Kyanite
    6. Cubic Zirconia – blue tanzanite color
    7. Fire agate
    8. Rutilated Quartz

  43. avatar

    Mary Jean Skiba

    December 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Here is my guess at the pics of stones:
    1. Swiss Blue Topaz
    2. Imperial Topaz
    3. Sodalite
    4. Turquoise magnesite
    5. Kyanite
    6. Cubic Zirconia – blue tanzanite color
    7. Fire agate
    8. Rutilated Quartz

  44. avatar

    Patricia Thebeau

    December 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    The gems pictured are

    1. Swiss Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz
    3. Sodalite
    4. Turquoise Magnesite
    5. Light & Dark Blue Kyanite
    6. Cubic Zirconia Tanzinite
    7. Fire Agate
    8. Rutilated Quartz

  45. avatar

    Vonda

    December 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    1. Apatite
    2. Lemon quartz
    3. Sodalite
    4. Turquoise
    5. Kyanite
    6. tanzanite
    7. Mother of Pearl
    8. Rutilated Quartz

  46. avatar

    Alisa Aiken

    December 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Blue topaz, yellow topaz, sodalite, turquoise,kyanite, tanzanite, mexican fire agate, labradorite

  47. avatar

    Heidi

    December 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    1) Blue zircon
    2) Smokey Quartz
    3) Sodalite
    4) Dyed Magnasite
    5) Kyanite
    6) Cubic Zironia
    7) Mexican Fire agate
    8) Rutilated Quartz

  48. avatar

    Heidi

    December 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    1) Blue Zircon
    2) Smokey Quartz
    3) Sodalite
    4) dyed Magnasite
    5) Kyanite
    6) Cubic Zironia
    7) Mexican Fire agate
    8) Rutilated Quartz

  49. avatar

    Dori Benner

    December 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    1. Blue Topaz
    2.imperial topaz
    3. sodalite
    4.magnesite
    5. kyanite
    6. blue cubic zirconia
    7.fire agate
    8.rutilated quartz

  50. avatar

    Elizabeth Bisogni

    December 7, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    1: Blue Topaz
    2: Smoky Quartz
    3: Sodalite
    4: Turquoise
    5: Labrodonite
    6: Synthetic Amethyst
    7: Fire Opal
    8: Rutilated Quartz

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