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Super-Rare Minerals Make Earth Unique in Cosmos

One of the earth's rarest minerals is Nevadaite, which has been found in two places on the planet.It is a combination of vanadium and copper.

Powellite Gemstone Cabochon Rare Mineral polished gem

Powellite Gemstone Cabochon, Rare Mineral polished gem, Collector's Select, Very Fluorescent Glow stone, Indian Jewel

A lively colorless Diamond crystal with complex crystallization.  It has great clarity and lustrous faces. It weighs 0.24 carat and comes fr...

A lively colorless Diamond crystal with complex crystallization. It has great clarity and lustrous faces. It weighs carats. I would probably just leave it uncut and let in rest in a gold or silver metal cage, so it could bounce around in the light.

science Rock Cycle - When picking rocks for hardscapes use Metamorphic rock, especially with water (so it doesn't leach anything into water) also important to know what type of rockscape animals may have evolved in.

Dom Pedro Aquamarine - The world's largest cut and polished aquamarine. Housed in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The finished piece is nearly 14 in tall and weighs 10,363 carats, or about 5 lbs. It is estimated to have $ 5-6 million worth of auquamarine in it.

Dom Pedro Aquamarine - The world's largest cut and polished aquamarine. Housed in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The finished piece is nearly 14 in tall and weighs carats, or about 5 lbs. It is estimated to have

Spinel crystal  It is a precious gem of transparent red, darkish and yellowish red. Red color of spinel is so close to ruby that quite a few spinels were wrongly mistaken as rubies in the past.  Ruby popularly known as ‘Black Prince’ among the jewels of the British Brown is not actually a ruby but it is a red spinel.  Spinel is good for financial gains and protects the wearer against unforeseen losses.

Rare fine "star of david" spinel crystal

Ruby Gemstones Spinel crystal It is a precious gem of transparent red, darkish and yellowish red. Red color of spinel is so close to

Calcite (Also pinned in Needles & Shards)

perhaps the prettiest calcite I have ever sceen - on display at the Tucson Convention Center, in the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society show on February 2011 (about a foot wide and ten inches high!

ggeology: Rose Quartz geode Diana A.V. DaPontes http://www.pinterest.com/dianaveradesign/raw-gemstones-lore-gemology-intelligence/

29 Minerals And Stones So Beautiful You'd Think They're From An Alien Planet

Kësterite and Mushistonite. Two rare species in one specimen. The Mushistonite coats a group of Kësterite crystals. The floater crystals of Kësterite are disphenoides, a crystallographic form that is not normally apparent, but which is very well defined in this case. Pingwu Mine, Huya, Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan  China

Mushistonite crystals on Kësterite - two rare species / Huya, Mount Xuebaoding, China [looks like chocolate mint icecream]

The Agatelady: Adventures and Events: Fantastic Rock Collection

While down state I visited with a friend to see his rock collection. To protect the collection, I will not even reveal the name.

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Azurite and Malachite. Photo by Charles Tilford taken at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC, Jan.

Not a real crystal, just a pretty representation

amethyst [ ámmithəst ] quartz: a translucent violet precious stone that is a variety of quartz. sapphire: a purple variety of corundum. purple: a bluish purple color

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