Guatemalan jade occurs in a wide variety of colors. Among the most prized being lavender, referred to as lilac or \"lila\" in Spanish, and blue.
|Barrerites from Alaska|
In the Mineralogical Magazine 1975, Vol. 40. P208 this mineral was declared a rare variety of the Zeolite family and named Barrerite in honor of Richard M. Barrer of New Zealand.
Metallic looking bands vary greatly from one stone to another. Thin, thick, straight or curly waves can be seen. Anything is possible!
Spectrolite is a semi-precious gem stone that belongs to feldspars. It is only found in south-eastern Finland in a condense area and in very tiny pockets scattered around Finland.
|Large celestite crystals|
The original cave was much smaller than what is shown today, as much of the celestite crystals were mined for the manufacturing of fire-works.
|Giant Selenite Crystals|
Deep below the surface of an isolated mountain range in Mexico sit two rooms of splendor: translucent crystals the length and girth of mature pine trees lie pitched atop one another...
Blue amber is found in the mountain region north of Santiago de los Caballeros. Just to give you an idea, let's take a trip to a Dominican amber mine hidden away in a foggy little tropical valley.
Diamonds form between 120-200 kms or 75-120 miles below the earth\'s surface. According to geologists the first delivery of diamonds was...
Eden Valley petrified wood was formed from plants living about 58 million years ago (Eozän Geologic age). The rock exhibits features not found in fossil wood anywhere else in the world.
Many flows contained a large amount of gases that left voids in the basalt when lava solidified. It is in these voids (or amygdaloids) that native copper was deposited, and agates, datolites, prehenites, thomsonites and chlorastrolites formed.
Scenic stone is found on Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. When properly cut and polished, this stone reveals a naturally created landscape picture or scene. Geologists describe scenic stone as oxidation fronts in rhyolite rock.
|Some NJ Fluorescent Minerals|
These pages show fluorescent minerals from our collection. Living in New Jersey, we chose to concentrate on fluorescents from our state. Most come from the Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines.
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