blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: coalcracker On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:19 am

I was at an estate sale, they had an old coal furnace, that was taken away, but there was a little bit of coal in a bucket w/shovel, and these BLUE CRYSTAL ROCKS that the owner said were in the coal one time, when they got coal delivered one year.

this is the largest piece, I have about 8 other pieces out on the side of the house, now they're covered with snow

anyone know what it is ?
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:32 am

industrial glass slag, quartz..............??
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:33 am

Diamonds or crystal meth from Breaking Bad
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: fifthg On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:35 am

It looks from here that they are pieces of "peacock coal" ,namely because the colors can be like those of a peacock.It is caused by the volatiles escaping from the coal.It might eventually fade out.Some seal the coal with polyurethane to try to maintain the color.
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:44 am

HA! Coalkirk stole my thunder. Definitely meth. toothy

Toss it in a pipe an tweak it up! :lol:
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:48 am

Uh, if it doesn't happen to be crystal meth, maybe it's some of the "blue coal" dyed (for marketing purposes) by Glen Alden at the Huber breaker?

Mike
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:04 am

Does a copper mineral content have a blue/bluish tint??? Can't find my Boy Scout Handbook right off ;) ?????????
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: coalcracker On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:11 am

coalkirk wrote:Diamonds or crystal meth from Breaking Bad



If Walter White made that, I'm rich- it's blue meth !!! :D
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: BPatrick On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:16 am

Hey you can always have a jeweler cut it down to a nice big stone and make a pimpin' ring out of it.
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:24 am

Looking at the pic close, it just looks like a lump of coal painted blue. Probably that blue-dot stuff someone started a thread about many years ago ...

Here's one of the threads ... Blue Coal?
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: Greyhound On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:32 pm

I have similar pieces that I dig in my garden or the creek nearby. When I took it to a mineralogist friend at Penn State he said it was a form of iron, or could be blue coal or alien feces :shock:
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:38 pm

Copper sulfate? heat a small piece with a torch if it turns off white its probably copper sulfate.
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Run coalcracker, run!!! Kryptonite :o :out:
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:37 pm

coalcracker wrote:anyone know what it is ?


My guess..... 17 BTU's
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Re: blue crystals found in coal Help id ??

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:42 pm

Freddy wrote:
coalcracker wrote:anyone know what it is ?


My guess..... 17 BTU's


Thanks Freddy, you made me spew my coffee on the screen. It's dangerous to laugh hysterically when sipping one's coffee.
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