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Sola Cube Shop & Minerals as Beautiful Food

-An edible rock and mineral specimen meal that was offered last year- “3.8 billion years ago life began on earth. And over millions of years multicellular life evolved into land plants and forests. The colors and shapes of flowers, fruits … Continue reading

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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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The Velvet Beauty

A wonderful specimen of Azurite, discovered at Bisbee in Arizona in 1890, that measures about 20cm across. Velvet Beauty can be yours for a mere $25,000. Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. It is also known … Continue reading

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