Gem Profile Contest: Trivia Time!

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Gem Profile Contest for
February 8, 2013

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 or descriptions from Gem Profiles that we’ve published on the Blog. Simply leave a comment below identifying each stone in order, and you could win! The first 5 comments with the correct answers will each win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture! Winners will be notified via email later today. UPDATE: We have our winners! Congrats to Jill, Amy, Stacy, Christine, and Sue, and thanks to EVERYONE for participating! :)

Stone #1:

What stone is known as Detroit Agate and isn't an organic material?

Stone #2:

What stone is robin's egg blue and is highly valued in the Southwest?

Stone #3:

There are many colors of this birthstone, and green varieties include Tsavorite and Demantoid. What stone is this?

Stone #4:

This gem, full of fire, fell from the sky. Now used as a diamond equivalent, a company in North Carolina developed a way to synthesize these diamond-like crystals.

Stone #5:

The state gem of Utah and November’s birthstone, this stone can be found as yellow, orange, blue, pink, and it can be treated to have a mystical sheen!

Stone #6:

This juicy stone can come in pink, green, turquoise, blue (indicolite) and more colors, and it can even be found in quartz.

Stone #7:

This exotic stone is only found near the base of a famous mountain, and its crystals are naturally a rusty brown – it takes heat to get its signature color. It is actually a variety of #8’s stone.

Stone #8:

This mineral/stone is frequently found as green, and sometimes it forms with rubies embedded in it. It was named for the Austrian baron who identified it.

 

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

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61 Comments

  1. avatar

    Gina Goad

    February 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

    1 Fordite
    2 Turquoise
    3 Garnet
    4 Zircon
    5 Topaz
    6 Tourmaline
    7 Tanzanite
    8 Zoisite

  2. avatar

    Bille Frazier

    February 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Varisaite
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

  3. avatar

    Chuck Thompson

    February 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

    1 Fordite, 2 Magnesite 3 Garnet 4 Moissinite, 5 Topaz 6Kyanite

    7 zoisite 8 Ruby zoisite

  4. avatar

    Lorraine Gonda

    February 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

    1. Agate 2. Turquoise 3. Garnet 4. Zircon 5. Topaz 6. Tourmaline 7. Tanzanite 8. Zoisite

  5. avatar

    Sue

    February 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Hi. I see them as: Fordite, Turquoise, Garnet, Moissanite(R), Topaz, Tourmaline, Tanzanite and Zoisite. Thanks for the fun contest.

    Congrats Sue!

  6. avatar

    Beba Adams

    February 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

    1. Fordite, 2 Tourquoise, 3 Tourmaline, 4. Herkimer diamonds 5. Topaz 6. Alexandrite 7. Citrine 8. Zoisite

  7. avatar

    Christine Larson

    February 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

    Congrats Christine!

  8. avatar

    DeLane

    February 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Rock Qiz:

    1. Fordite
    2. Tourqoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Quartz
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

  9. avatar

    Sue Frazier

    February 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

    #1 Fordite
    #2 Turquoise
    #3 Garnet
    #4 Moissanite
    #5 Topaz
    #6 Tourmaline
    #7

  10. avatar

    Stacy

    February 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

    Congrats, Stacy!

  11. avatar

    Amy Sutton

    February 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

    Congrats, Amy!

  12. avatar

    JILL

    February 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

    1. Fordite 2. turquoise 3. garnet 4. Moissanite 5. topaz 6. tourmaline 7. tanzanite 8. zoisite

    Congrats, Jill!

  13. avatar

    Cathy

    February 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

    #1 – Fordite
    #2 – Turquoise
    #3 – Garnet
    #4 – Moissanite
    #5 – Topaz
    #6 – Tourmaline
    #7 – Tanzanite
    #8 – Zoisite

  14. avatar

    cindy ridinger

    February 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

    1-fordite2-turquoise,3-garnet,4-cubic zirconia,5-topaz6-opal,7-tanzinite8-zoisite

  15. avatar

    Deb H.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

    My answers are:
    1) Fordite
    2) Turquoise
    3) Garnet
    4) Moissanite
    5) Topaz
    6) Tourmaline
    7) Tanzanite
    8) Zoisite
    Thanks! That was fun!

  16. avatar

    Cathy

    February 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

    1-fordite
    2-turquoise
    3-garnet
    4-moissanite
    5-topaz
    6-tourmaline
    7-tanzanite
    8-zoisite

  17. avatar

    Felicity

    February 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Green Garnets
    4. Moldavite
    5. Topaz
    6. Fluorite
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Ruby Zoisite

  18. avatar

    Shirley Upson

    February 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

    1. Fordite
    2. turquoise
    3. garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5, topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

  19. avatar

    vickie cherry

    February 8, 2013 at 11:49 am

    1- Fordite
    2-magnesite
    3-garnet
    4-moissanite
    5-topaz
    6-tourmaline
    7-tanzanite
    8-zoisite

  20. avatar

    Sally Bolene Wooten

    February 8, 2013 at 11:52 am

    fordite, turquoise, garnet, moissanite, topaz, tourmaline, tanzanite, zoizite

  21. avatar

    Betty Hopkins

    February 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

    1. Malachite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moldavite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    9. Corundum

  22. avatar

    Kristina

    February 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

    1. Fordite, 2. Turquoise, 3. Garnet, 4. Moissanite, 5. Topaz, 6. Tourmaline, 7. Tanzanite, 8. Ruby Zoisite

  23. avatar

    Sherri Lynn Herrmann

    February 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    1. Fordite
    2.Turquoise
    3.Variscite
    4.Moissanite
    5.Topaz
    6.Garnet
    7.Tanzanite,
    8. Rubies in Zoisite.

  24. avatar

    Sherri Lynn Herrmann

    February 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    1. Fordite
    2.Turquoise
    3.Variscite
    4.Moissanite
    5.Topaz
    6.Garnet
    7.Tanzanite,
    8. Rubies in Zoisite.

    Thank you so much!!

    .Peace.

  25. avatar

    Deborah Morrissey

    February 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    #1 Fordite
    #2 Turquois
    #3 Garnet
    #4 Moissanite
    #5 Topaz
    #6 Tourmaline
    #7 Tanzanite
    #8 Zoisite

  26. avatar

    V Birky

    February 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Garnet is the stone. It comes in many colors.

  27. avatar

    Vicki Colburn

    February 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moldavite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Magnesite
    8. Zoisite

  28. avatar

    Rachel Ison

    February 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    1. fordite 2. turquoise 3. garnet 4. moissenite 5. topaz 6. termaline 7. tanzanite 8. zoisite

  29. avatar

    Frances Lediaev

    February 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    #1 Fordite, #2 Turquoise, #3 Garnet, #4 Moissanite, #5 Topaz, #6 Tourmaline, #7 Zoisite, #8 Ruby Zoisite

  30. avatar

    Michele

    February 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I believe the stones are, in order, as follows:
    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Fuchite with ruby

    These quizzes are fun! Sometimes you throw in a toughy. Thanks for the fun!

  31. avatar

    Joana Richardson

    February 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    druzzy, turquoise, peridot, carbon, topaz, tourmaline, natural tanzanite , tanzanite

  32. avatar

    Alden

    February 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    #1: Fordite
    #2: Turquoise-Dyed Howlite
    #3: Garnet
    #4: Moissanite
    #5: Topaz
    #6: Tourmaline
    #7: Tanzanite
    #8: Ziosite

  33. avatar

    Sandie

    February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    1)fordite
    2)turquoise
    3)garnet
    4)moldavite
    5)topaz
    6)tourmaline
    7)tanzanite
    8)zoisite

  34. avatar

    Deb

    February 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    1)Fordite 2)Turquoise 3)Garnet 4)Moissanite 5)Topaz 6)Tourmaline‏ 7)Tanzanite 8)Zoisite

  35. avatar

    Mary Jean Skiba

    February 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Contest answers:

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissonite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

  36. avatar

    zoraida

    February 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    1. Fordite 2. Turquoise 3. Garnet 4. Moissanite 5. Topaz 6. Tourmaline 7. Tanzanite 8. zoisite 9. Zoisite

    Zoraida

  37. avatar

    zoraida

    February 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Sorry, there was no #9. I repeated #8 by mistake.

  38. avatar

    renee paterson

    February 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    1. fordite
    2. turquoise
    3.garnet
    4.moissanite (formerly cubic zirconia)
    5. red beryl
    6. tourmaline
    7.tanzanite
    8. zoisite
    These are the 8 minerals .

  39. avatar

    Sandi Hartman

    February 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    1-fordite
    2-howlite
    3-garnet
    4-diopside
    5-topaz
    6-tourmaline
    7-tanzanite
    8-zoisite ruby

  40. avatar

    Gayle

    February 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    1. Looks like a cross-section, dyed agate
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite–from base of Mt Kilimanjaro
    8. Zoisite

    This was a fun one!

  41. avatar

    Louise Alsing

    February 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    1- fordite
    2- turquoise
    3- variscite
    4- moissante
    5- topaz
    6- tourmaline
    7- tanzanite
    8- ruby zoisite

  42. avatar

    Linda

    February 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    1) fordite 2) turquoise 3) garnet 4) moissanite 5) topaz 6)tourmaline 7) ruby zoisite 8) zoisite

  43. avatar

    Patti Hoskins

    February 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    1: Fordite
    2: Turquoise
    3: Garnet
    4: Moissanite
    5: Topaz
    6: Tourmaline
    7: Tanzanite
    8: Zoisite

    • avatar

      Patti Hoskins

      February 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      I’ve learned a lot from your posts. Thank you so much!

  44. avatar

    anne lewis 4.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    1.fordite 2.turquoise 3.garnet 4.moissanite 5.topaz 6.tourmaline 7.tanzanite 8.zoisite

  45. avatar

    Janet Hallstrom

    February 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Fordite, turquoise,, garnet, moissonite, topaz, tourmaline, tanzanite, ruby zoisite

  46. avatar

    Janet Hallstrom

    February 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissante
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

  47. avatar

    shari

    February 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    1 fordite 2. turquoise 3,.garnet 4 moldavite 5. topaz 6tourmaline 7 zoisite

    • avatar

      shari

      February 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      7 tanzanite 8 zoisite sorry missed putting that number.

  48. avatar

    Diane Hendricks

    February 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    1.Fordite
    2.turquoise
    3.garnet
    4.moissanite
    5.topaz
    6.tormaline
    7.zoisite

  49. avatar

    Diane Hendricks

    February 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    1.Fordite
    2.turquoise
    3.garnet
    4.moissanite
    5.topaz
    6.tormaline
    7.zoisite
    8.ruby zoisite

  50. avatar

    Kappu

    February 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquoise
    3. Garnet
    4. Moissanite
    5. Topaz
    6. Tourmaline
    7. Tanzanite
    8. Zoisite

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