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Anyone out there who can help identify what this is? I have a bunch of guesses, but curious if anyone knows for certain. Seems like possibly a quartz base with yellow / amber colored crystals growing out of it.

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Looks like calcite. Formed in a limestone cavern. 

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2 hours ago, dse said:

Looks like calcite. Formed in a limestone cavern. 

Sure looks like this to me.

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That's a terrible picture, did you take the rock home and clean it up?

Looks like a possible piece of flowstone, calcium carbonate. If it is, put some vinegar on it and there will be a reaction.

Slight possibility of asbestos, any loose fibers?

Better pics please.

 

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You might google asbestos, naturally occurring, before you carry it around.  The major ACMs in nature I believe are amosite, chrysotile and tremolite.  Spelling rough, but you get the idea.

 

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I don't know what that is but I do have a geology meme to contribute.  (It's difficult to find a segue for a geology meme.) 

Did you have to dig for it or was it just lying on the surface?  Let us know when you get confirmation. 

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