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Posted in response to Gem ID needed from Ted on July 26, 2008 at 09:19:54:

Re: Gem ID needed

It's an "apache tear" or more formally a nodule of black obsidian (volcanic glass) in a matrix of grayish perlite (devitrified volcanic glass). It is occasionally tumbled or polished by other methods and worked into jewerlry, but has very little value.

From Jim - July 27, 2008 at 09:57:45

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