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Hessonite Garnet on matrix

Pure gem crystal of Hessonite Garnet on matrix. It is quite large at nearly From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada. Entire specimen (gem + matrix) measures x

This is a gorgeous prase quartz specimen featuring amazing colour, lustre and composition. from Serifos Island, Greece

This is a gorgeous prase quartz specimen featuring amazing colour, lustre and composition. from Serifos Island, Greece

...Grossular, cinnamon stone, hessonite, garnet from Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec...

Grossular cinnamon stone hessonite garnet from Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos Quebec.

Grossular  Locality:	 Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada	  Dimensions:	 1.6 x 1.8 cm  Description:	 Grossular var. hessonite

hessonite (Garnet Group) Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Estrie, Quebec, Canada x cm. hessonite with sharp growth patterns on the crystal faces.

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!

Smithsonite  Tsumeb, Namibia  10cm  Brent Lockhart Collection : Smithsonites : Mineral Photographer

Smithsonite Tsumeb, Namibia Brent Lockhart Collection : Smithsonites : Mineral Photographer - Professional Gemstone and Specimen Photography

Demantoid :a member of the garnet group of minerals.  Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran (Islamic Republic)  Miniature (4.5-7 cm) Size: H:4.5cm x W:4.9cm x D:2.7cm  Largest Crystal: 2.6cm

Demantoid :a member of the garnet group of minerals. Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran (Islamic Republic) Miniature cm) Size: x x Largest Crystal:

Faerie Magic in Minerals. (Aluminium phosphate wavellite, High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, England.  Discovered by John Hill late 18th c and named for William Wavell, a local physician and mineral collector.) // photo by Dave Green

Aluminium phosphate wavellite found in High Down Quarry, Filleigh, North Devon, England by John Hill late c. Named for William Wavell, a local physician & mineral collector (by Dave Green)

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What a special piece Fluorite Asturias, Spain. <<< Um, that's an infinity stone.

ooooh!

"Rainbow Rock"- the detail with the perspective on the side facing away is a nice touch. If only the same care had been put into making the gradient more organic. plus a small, selective color palate is much more attractive than an easy rainbow.

Very cool!

fossil hunting (only where it's legal) in Montana, North Dakota and Washington. Fun for all ages.

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