Identify your Specimen

Upload Tool

Use this tool to try to identify a specimen you have acquired. Be sure to follow these guidelines:
Photograph your specimens from several angles.
An LED Light box is suggested, if available to ensure your specimen is properly lit and isolated.
Take the picture against a smooth black background .
Use bright lighting in the daylight frequency range 5500K-6500K.
Upload the specimen image.
Provide any details you have available on the specimen's luster.

Choose the specimen photos from your device.

Identification Worksheet

Locality of Species:
Enter the locality of the specimen, as precisely as available, if known.

Indicate the luster of the primary mineral you are trying to ID on this specimen (not the groundmass):

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