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Agates slice

This agate slice is from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The agates occur in the same basalts as the amethyst geodes. This is a slice in its natural state. Many agates are dyed or treated to change their colors.

dewdropzgarden:    Fire Agate

Seriously want one of these for my collection! Fire Agate, a variety of chalcedony with an ancient and fiery beginning, is a semi-precious natural gemstone found only in certain areas of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States.

Petrified palm root cab ~an unusual cabochon of petrified palm root, from Sumatra. This fossil wood is a fascinating piece of the earth's natural history. This example has a pattern of intricate tendrils, semi-translucent eyes and jagged pools of pale blue agate here and there. The black area also contains quite a few scattered flecks of silvery metallic pyrite. 35x35mm 56 carats

Petrified palm root cab ~an unusual cabochon of petrified palm root, from…

Idaho Candy Agate Cabochon by LostSierra on Etsy

Idaho Candy Agate Cabochon

Candy Agate is brand new material found in South Central Idaho. It is a hard white agate with with hints of blue, purple, golden brown and burgundy veining. Nice hard material that takes a glassy polish.


Boussingaultite is a rare sulfate mineral (I'm pretty sure this rock wants a date with the camera)


Not a mineral gem, but a coveted man made one." Actually a art work by Tamsin van Essen. It is part of her 'Erosion' series.



Chrome Tourmaline

in her hand she held the forest. every tree, every leaf, every blade of grass, sitting there in the palm of her hand

Multiple ruby crystals, including two unusual "spinel like crystals" in calcite Matrix reportedly from Kyauk Sa Taung area (Mogok, Burma)

Multiple Ruby Crystals in Calcite Matrix Kyauk Sa Taung Mine Area, Overall Length: mm Width: 15 mm Ruby Crystal (largest): Length: mm Notes: four crystals, two prismatic and two unusual faux octahedral with multiple layering, all deep

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21 carat Black and White Dendrites Texas Plume Agate Moss Agate Cabochon 30 mm x 22 mm