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Elbaite with Quartz, Albite - Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

Elbaite with Quartz, Albite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan (cabinet) - Item 2705756

Blue amber, only found in the Dominican   Republic

Blue amber, only found in the Dominican Republic.Visited a natural history museum in Dominican Republic. The Amber collection was amazing.

Birthstones By Month Infographic

Birthstones By Month Infographic

♦◊ Gems ◊ Stones ◊♦ An infographic guide to each month’s birthstone. The most interesting facts about the stone or gem symbols about the month you were born.

Chrysocolla covered with drusy Quartz / Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona

Chrysocolla covered with drusy Quartz / Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA

Aqua Serenity Andara- note that Andara crystal is actually slag glass.

Aqua Serenity Andara- note that Andara crystal is actually slag glass.

Crystalized skull.     ("wow.")

Funny pictures about Pure Carving Perfection. Oh, and cool pics about Pure Carving Perfection. Also, Pure Carving Perfection photos.

Aguamarina.

❧The name aquamarine literally means "sea-water", and is a reference to the blue-green color of the stone. It has had this name for a long time, and this derived from the French Aigue Marine.

Negative Quartz, pretty rare! (you can observe like a footprint of another quartz mineral inside the main mineral: this is why you call it negative) origin: Brasil

Negative Quartz (you can observe like a footprint of another quartz mineral inside the main mineral: this is why you call it negative) origin: Brazil

Quartz with Ilmenite and Rutile inclusions - Lukmanier gorge (Medel gorge), Medel Valley, Grischun, Switzerland

Quartz with Ilmenite and Rutile inclusions - Lukmanier gorge (Medel gorge), Medel Valley, Grischun, Switzerland

Osmium (Os)—the densest naturally occurring element (22.59 g/cm3). One cubic foot would weigh just over 1400 lbs.

Osmium (Os)—the densest naturally occurring element One cubic foot of the stuff would weigh just over 1400 lbs, or about as much as a small car! Who knew it was so pretty?

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