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Oct 19, 2013 5:11 PM

Whitby gemstone ID please

image.jpgDo you know what type of rock this is?   I found it in whitby.  Also how was this rock made eg is it sendementery or something like that.

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    Oct 19, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to Dan)
    Re: Whitby gemstone ID please

    Hello Dan

    Your specimen looks like Jasper, it is very common down the Yorkshire coast - especially on the Holderness.

    May I suggest to you the hobby of Lapidary? polishing stones found on the beach with a stone tumbler is very interesting, i remember picking up pebbles when they were wet and putting them in my pocket only to take them out dry and looking nothing like the pebble i found.

    In 1970 Herbert Scarfe brought out a book called Collecting and Polishing Stones, i am sure it is out of print but obtainable from the internet.

    The author had a lot to do with our area.

    I have attached a couple of images of pebbles from the Holderness that i have tumble pollished.



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