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PostSat Dec 30, 2023 6:12 pm 
Hello. Found this today on the beach. I believe it may have fallen off of one of the big breakwater rocks. I'm not rock guy but have seen Ice Cold Gold. Anyone have any thoughts on this

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PostSat Dec 30, 2023 8:13 pm 
Looks like garnet gneiss quite common in North Cascades. Ruby is a red form of carborundum hardness 9 Garnet is a silicate mineral hardness 6 to 7.5 on moors scale with diamond 10 and talc 1. I do not know of ruby occurring in WA state but any thing is possible.

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PostSat Dec 30, 2023 10:02 pm 
Raisins on mold? uhh.gif

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PostSat Dec 30, 2023 11:24 pm 
I'd definitely say garnet. But PM Brushbuffalo if he doesn't see your post - he's our resident professional rock hound. Or maybe re-post your query here on his rock ID thread: https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8026089&highlight=rock

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PostSun Dec 31, 2023 6:14 am 
according to a state mineral catalog along northcascades hwy between ross lake and confluence of canyon and granite creeks is ruby creek and the ruby arm of ross lake..supposedly miners found rubies whilst panning for gold..

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PostSun Dec 31, 2023 8:01 am 
Anne Elk wrote:
I'd definitely say garnet. But PM Brushbuffalo if he doesn't see your post - he's our resident professional rock hound. Or maybe re-post your query here on his rock ID thread: https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8026089&highlight=rock
I thought I had seen a rock thread on here. After some research I believe garnet. Thanks

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PostSun Dec 31, 2023 9:14 am 
GaliWalker wrote:
Raisins on mold? uhh.gif
At first it looked like live marine rock with coralline algae to me lol

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PostFri Jan 26, 2024 9:11 am 
Looks rather schitose, hence a garnet schist

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