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Could you tell me what kind of gem stone this is?

  1. profile image51
    pigapooposted 5 years ago

    Could you tell me what kind of gem stone  this is?

    I found it in the gem mines in Franklin NC

  2. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    Looks like it could be soapstone. One way to tell is to get a good sharp pocket knife and see if you can carve it fairly easily. If it is soapstone, you can carve and shape it with files, rasps, and carving knives, then polish it with a soft cloth. It is generally a lovely green/translucent color. Not worth much as a 'gem', but a great artists' medium for sculpture.