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Back to my friend Vasilis Stergiou , who collected this beauty. Conichalcite with cuprian adamite from Kamariza ( Lavrio; Greece ). FOV 1,6mm. Photo credit: László Toth ©

Back to my friend Vasilis Stergiou , who collected this beauty. Conichalcite with cuprian adamite from Kamariza ( Lavrio;

Good for trying to figure out what rock is what!

Gems -- good info to have when making jewelry? Probably not, but might be nice to know what crystal looks similar to what gem!

Beautiful Gems-Not a place or a space, but it's a nice sight.

Beautiful Gems

Beautiful Gems-Not a place or a space, but it's a nice sight.

moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight.

moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight.

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Lightning Ridge Solid Gem Crystal Opal  Calibrated 9 x 7mm  A very bright and clean piece of Gem Crystal Opal, playing beautiful greens interlaced with hints of mauve.

Lightning Ridge Solid Gem Crystal Opal Calibrated 9 x A very bright and clean piece of Gem Crystal Opal, playing beautiful greens interlaced with hints of mauve. my birth stone!

The Moeraki Boulders are a big attraction, found on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s coast. The huge, gray, spherical stones formed in sediment on the sea floor 60 million years ago and were revealed by shoreline erosion. The boulders, some of which stand alone and some in clusters, can weigh several tons and measure 10 feet across.

Moeraki Boulders, sphere rock formations from ancient times discovered in NZ, aka dragon eggs.

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?

Stirngite

Stirngite

Apophyllite with Stilbite, India

Green Apophyllite with Stilbite- cleanses and balances heart chakra, letting go and moving froward, developing psychic channels with nature, remove body toxins.

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