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Pretty Sparkly Things

Rocks, minerals, and all the pretty sparkly things Nature herself has created.

Strengite: Pink, bladed, stellate spray of strengite crystals on matrix. Location: Indian Mountain, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA.. Via Stefanie Falcon

Strengite Image

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What an excellent example of crystals at work! These natural minerals and mineralogy are occasionally reworked into gemstones (depending on size).

Beryl var. Aquamarine - BERYL var. ACQUAMARINE - Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Pakistan.

0842, BERYL, ACQUAMARINE

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NATIVE PLATINUM CRYSTALS Kondyor Massif, Khabarovskiy Kray, Aldan Province, Saha Republic, Yakutia, Eastern-Siberian Region, RussiaExtremely sharp platinum group composed of cubic crystals of this rare species.

NATIVE PLATINUM CRYSTALS

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Lustrous Green Smithsonite and Quartz! From a new find at the San Antonio Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. From the T. Cordova collection. Photography by Kevin Ward