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Rose-like Calcite With Rose Color

“A flower like spray of late calcite blades are nestled (having precipitated from carbonate rich meteoric waters, ie rainwater percolating into the ground) above a pale blue fluorite that crystallised from the cooling water rich remnants of a granite. The … Continue reading

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Landscape Agate: These Silica Rocks Resemble Natural Landscapes

Photo credit: AlainTruong “Agate is the banded form of the mineral Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz. It’s the most varied and popular type of Chalcedony, having many varieties on its own. Although the pattern on every Agate is … Continue reading

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Elegant Aquamarine Gem Crystal with Clevelandite and Muscovite

“This piece looks carved. This fantastic gem crystal is unearthly in its gemminess and sharpness. It represents the ultimate quality level to which the collector can aspire, if funds are available, and sophistication allows appreciation of perfection at any size. … Continue reading

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Crystal Portraits

rose quartz Crystal Portraits: a mineralogical folklore deck is a project of Katie Rose Pipkin (illustrations) and Olivia Pepper (text). It was borne out of a shared affection for crystals that grew out of many trips to rock shops, shared … Continue reading

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Quartz with a Fiery Heart

“Looking like a doorway into another dimension, this wonderful crystal of quartz held a secret within. The dark orange brown agate in the centre is surrounded by haloes of iron oxide minerals, probably haematite, and displays the iridescent 3d optical … Continue reading

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Bismuth

If you want one of the rarest bismuth crystals in the world, here it is!!! It was amazing seeing this creation come forth from the molten bismuth. Simply massive in size at 566 grams, and 4 1/2” by 4 1/8” by 3”. … Continue reading

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The Oregon Opal with the Ocean inside

“Exceptional and very rare Oregon opals with precious color play. These have a visual effect of being underwater when held to light. A combination of the facets and the colors create an unearthly effect. Photographs are taken in either indoor … Continue reading

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