Gem Profile Apr. 26: Name that Rock!

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Gem Profile Contest for
April 26, 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 – be specific today – 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 Suzanne B., Michelle, Suzanne G., Christine, and Deborah, and thanks to EVERYONE for participating! :)

Stone #1:

Rusty-red and sometimes called sard, this member of the chalcedony family was used in Roman times for stamping seals in wax, because wax doesn’t stick to this stone. It’s an alternative birthstone for July.

Stone #2:

gem-2

Stone #3:

gem 3, wire wrapped by Gina Smith

Stone #4:

Herkimer diamonds aren’t judged by the 4 C’s – that’s because they’re not diamond, but what material?

Stone #5:

The gem form of an olive-colored mineral, this stone is the birthstone of August.

Stone #6:

gem 6, wrapped by Irisha Patterson

Stone #7:

You can see inclusions of this stone in #6’s picture. This shiny, metallic mineral forms in distinctive cubes.

Stone #8:

An altered form of granite, this pink and green stone is named for the US mountains where it was discovered.

 

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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40 Comments

  1. avatar

    Suzanne Burleigh

    April 26, 2013 at 9:33 am

    How exciting, love having my brain challenged and hope to win!

    #1 – Carnelian
    #2 – Goldstone
    #3 – Sonora Sunrise (or Sonara Sunset)
    #4 – Quartz
    #5 – Peridot
    #6 – Turquoise
    #7 – Pyrite
    #8 – Unakite

    Thank you for the challenge!

    Very nice, Suzanne, you’re correct! Congrats!

  2. avatar

    Michele Blouin

    April 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Chert
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Quartz (Double terminated)
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  3. avatar

    Annette Hall

    April 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Jade
    3. Variscite
    4. Silcon dioxide
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  4. avatar

    KathyC.

    April 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

    1.carnelian 2.goldstone 3.Sonora Sunrise 4.quartz 5.olivine 6.turquoise 7.hematitie 8.Unikite

  5. avatar

    DeLane Cox

    April 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Here are my entries:

    1. Onyx
    2. Goldstone….and blue goldstone, and green goldstone
    3. Cuperite
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Fool’s Gold, or Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  6. avatar

    Cat Z

    April 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

    1. onyx
    2. unpolished jasper
    3. Sonnora sunrise( hematite n copper)

    4. generic name for a double-terminated water clear quartz from Herkimer county New York
    5. periodot
    6. sleeping beauty turquiose
    7. iron ore
    8. stone moutain tourmaline crystals – georgia

  7. avatar

    Michelle Rockett

    April 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sonora Sunset (Cuprite and Chrysocolla)
    4. Quartz (double-terminated)
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

    Congrats, you’re correct!

  8. avatar

    Kathrine Yamamoto

    April 26, 2013 at 9:45 am

    1. Sardonyx
    2. GoldStone
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Double-Terminated Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Stone Mountain

    That was kind of fun.

  9. avatar

    HC

    April 26, 2013 at 9:56 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Quartz
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Jasper

  10. avatar

    Sue

    April 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Hi. Answers are, in order, Carnelian, Goldstone, Sonoron Sunset, Quartz, Peridot, Turquoise, Pyrite and Unikite. Thanks. Hope I was fast!

    Congrats, you’re correct!

  11. avatar

    Christine Larson

    April 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sonora Sunset
    4. Silicon Dioxide (Quartz)
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

    Congrats, you’re correct!

  12. avatar

    Lorraine

    April 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Chrysocolla
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  13. avatar

    Wilma Edelenbos

    April 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

    carnelian
    goldstone
    bloodstone
    quartz
    peridot
    turquoise
    pyrite
    unakite

  14. avatar

    Barbara Bureker

    April 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Well, I’m probably too late to be in the first five, but here are my responses:

    1. Carnelian (although they technically are not the same thing, Sard and Carnelian apparantly are used interchangeably).

    2. Aventurine

    3. Bloodstone

    4. Quartz

    5. Peridot

    6. Turquoise – looks like Sleeping Beauty mined

    7. Pyrite

    8. Unakite

  15. avatar

    Jeanne Lyons

    April 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I had 7 of the 8 by 11:20, not that it matters, but #2 had ne completely bamboozled! I can’t wait to find out what it is. I thought I’d send the rest just to find out if I got these right.
    1. carnelian
    2. ???
    3. Sonora sunset
    5. double termalated/touminated? quartz
    6. turquoise
    7 .pyrite
    8. unakite

  16. avatar

    Deborah Kleylein

    April 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Carnelian, Goldstone, Sonora Sunrise, Quartz, Peridot, Turquoise, Pyrite, Unikite

    Congrats, you’re correct!

  17. avatar

    Judy Dean

    April 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Carnelian
    fluorite
    Sonora Sunrise Chrysocolla
    quartz crystal found in NY
    peridot
    turquoise
    pyrite
    Unakite

  18. avatar

    Brittany Currie

    April 26, 2013 at 10:31 am

    1. Sardius
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sanora sunrise
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Hematite
    8. Unakite

  19. avatar

    Juliet Dobosz

    April 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

    1.) Sard (a form of carnelian)

    2.) Goldstone

    3.) Sonoran Sunset

    4.) Peridot

    5.) Pyrite

    6.) Unakite

    Hope I’m not too late ~ thanks

  20. avatar

    Cheryl Curtis

    April 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. has me totally stumped!!!
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Double terminated quartz crystal
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite inclusions
    8. Unakite

  21. avatar

    Rachal

    April 26, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Carnelian
    Goldstone
    Sonoran Sunset
    Double Terminated Quartz
    Peridot
    Turquoise
    pyrite
    Unakite

  22. avatar

    Michelle

    April 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sonora sunrise
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  23. avatar

    Kim Erb

    April 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone (glass)
    3. Bloodstone
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Malachite
    8. Unakite

  24. avatar

    GingerLou

    April 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Well, maybe I’m one of the top 5!!

  25. avatar

    Karen Miller

    April 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Bloodstone
    4. Double-terminated quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  26. avatar

    Gavin

    April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Bloodstone
    4. Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  27. avatar

    Susette Flemings

    April 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    #1 Sardonyx, #2 Goldstone, #3 Sonora Sunrise Sunset #4 Quartz, #5 Peridot, #6 Turquoise w/pyrite, #7 Pyrite, #8 Unakite in Unaka Mts in VA, NC, SC, and TN.

  28. avatar

    Loretta Poe

    April 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    1–carnelian
    2–goldstone
    3–chrysocolla
    4–quartz
    5–peridot
    6–turquoise
    7–pyrite
    8–unakite There is one I am not sure of–lol.

    • avatar

      Loretta Poe/jean63

      April 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Ah-ha—#3 was the one I wasn’t sure of–sure is a beautiful stone. Love this site for all the info it contains. I’m learning to be a much better wire wrapper.
      Thanks jean63

  29. avatar

    Linda Newbigging

    April 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    1. Ruby
    2. Sea Glass I think?
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Quartz Crystal
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unikite

  30. avatar

    Linda Newbigging

    April 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    1. Carnelian
    2. Sea Glass I think?
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Quartz Crystal
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  31. avatar

    nancy beegle

    April 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    1)Carnelian 2)Aventurine 3)Bloodstone 4)Quartz 5)Peridot 6)Turquoise 7)Pyrite 8)Unakite

  32. avatar

    Sandie

    April 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    carnelian, goldstone,sonora sunrise,quartz,peridot, turquoise,pyrite,unakite

  33. avatar

    tamara macmillan

    April 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sonora Sunset (Cuprite and Chrysocolla)
    4. Quartz (double-terminated)
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  34. avatar

    Bonita Triola

    April 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    1. Onyx
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sonora Sunrise
    4. Double Terminated Quartz
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. pyrite
    8. Unakite

  35. avatar

    Irv Baker

    April 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    1. Sardonyx
    2, Rhyolite
    3.Ruby in zoisite
    4.Quartz
    5.Peridot
    6.Turquoise
    7. Pyrite

  36. avatar

    ROSANNE PUCHAL

    April 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    1. CARNELIAN, 2. GOLDSTONE, 3. SONORA SUNRISE, 4.DOUBLE TERMINATED QUARTZ, 5. PERIDOT, 6. TURQUOISE, 7.PYRITE 8. UNAKITE

  37. avatar

    Eva

    April 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    1. carnelian
    2. goldstone
    3. Sonora sunrise
    4. double terminated quartz
    5. peridot
    6. turquoise
    7. pyrite
    8. unakite

  38. avatar

    Shannon

    April 27, 2013 at 3:07 am

    1. Carnelian
    2. Goldstone
    3. Sonora Sunset (Cuprite and Chrysocolla)
    4. Quartz (double-terminated)
    5. Peridot
    6. Turquoise
    7. Pyrite
    8. Unakite

  39. avatar

    del buell

    April 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Carnelian, Goldstone, Sonora Sunrise, Quartz, Peridot, Turquoise, Pyrite, Unikite

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