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Translucent blue sodalite polished on one face to highlight the rich blue color.

Galena with Quartz

My favorite minerals: Azurite~Chalcopyrite~Dioptase~Opal~Rhodochrosite~ Tourmaline

Quartz - Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain. A splendid specimen. The crystals, even though not being very tall, are very clear and bright, with well-defined faces and edges, doubly-terminated and with some hydrocarbon inclusions and they airily sit on a very esthetic matrix. Specimen size: 7.6 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm. Main crystal size: 1.3 x 1 cm

Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions of organic hydrocarbons / Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

Dinosaur Feathers Discovered in Canadian Amber. Their work, included samples from many stages in the evolution of feathers suggested that dinosaurs (winged and otherwise) had multicolored and transparent feathers of the sort you might see on birds today. Based on the feathers' pigmentation and structures, that today's bird feathers could have evolved from dinosaur feathers.

Dinosaur Feathers Discovered in Canadian Amber

In this amber from the Late Cretaceous period, six feather fragments partially overlap each other.

Elbaite from Afghanistan by Dan Weinrich

A very pretty and showy single terminated pink and green glassy translucent elbaite crystal, this showing multiple terminations. Complete all around - no damage or chipping. Size: x x cm. Ex Lloyd Tate collection.

Deep Blue Apatite Tumbled Stone Wire Wrapping by FenderMinerals,

Deep Blue Apatite Tumble Polish Semiprecious Gem Stone, Wire Wrap Craft Gemstone, Talisman Lucky Geo Charm, DIY Natural Earth Jewelry Making

Deep Blue Apatite Tumbled Stone Wire Wrapping by FenderMinerals,

Mindat Mineralogy Messageboard

This is my list of the most beautiful Mindat micro photos.Only one photo per photographer (excuse me for including one of my own, it's a bit awkward, I know.If you have a suggestion for a photo to be included please reply in this topic.

Iron Pyrite and quartz

Pure gold chunks with diamond dust (kept under my bed with the rest of my jewels.

Cristal com Apatite Verde e Tanzanite

Unique crystal of small green Apatite (analyses indicated Fluorapatite) on two faces of a complete, well terminated Tanzanite crystal. I have seen Tanzanite spcimens with Apatite on the Graphite matrix, but never one with Apatite on the Tanzanite crystal.

Spessartine Garnet Crystals on Microcline

Spessartine - This member of the Garnet Group is named for its type locality at Spessart in Bavaria, Germany. Spessatine is a common mineral in granit

Sodalite brings inner peace. Keep it in your pockets and in every room of your house, so its peaceful properties will flow all around you.  Harmonizes the inner being, the conscious and subconscious mind. Promotes peace and harmony, stimulates endurance.  Extra lucky for writers. Wear it when you want to lose a few pounds. Helps in communicating and will give confidence to speak more.

Sodalite Brings inner peace it stimulates endurance. It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind.

iridescent | mother-of-pearl | gleaming | shimmering | metallic rainbow | shine |

Labradorite cabachons 4 to 5 grams25mm) each approx 25 carats each

Large Amethyst Gemstone Puff Coin Shaped Bead 44mm 1Piece 6-8mm Thick

Large Amethyst Gemstone Puff Coin Shaped Bead 44mm 1Piece 6-8mm Thick