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mineralists:

Gorgeous bi-colored Elbaite Tourmaline crystal with gemmy pink and green interior.
Paprok, Afghanistan

mymodernmet:

Fordite (aka Detroit agate) is a type of beautiful, rare stone produced from layers of old car paint that have built up over time.

mineralists:

Bixbyte on Topaz

underthescopemin:

Aurichalcite

eirecrescent:

Large Bismuth Specimen, here: www.etsy.com/listing/185696906/large-bismuth-specimen?ref=shop_home_active_1

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mineralists:

Huge specimen of rough aquamarine beryl.
Würzburg Mineralogical Museum

voxlunch:

odditiesoflife:

The Coolest Gemstone & Crystal Skulls You Will Ever See

  • Carved Ammonite Fossil Crystal Skull
  • Ammonite Fossil Crystal Skull
  • Agate Crystal Geode Skull
  • Black Obsidian Skull with Moveable Jaw; Teeth Made from Australian Opal
  • Quartz Rock Crystal Skull and Snakes
  • Morris Jasper Crystal Skull
  • Labradorite Crystal Skull

What cool skullptures.

Australian Opals from Planet Opal

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Aquamarine and Feldspar - Namibia

delivermetoevil:

running-barefoot-thru-the-forest:

thecranewife:

the-science-llama:

Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones

Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at least 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile.

The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent,  meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.

Opals: way cooler than diamonds.

I concur.

They’re beyond…