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Pretty Sparkly Things

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

Herkimer Diamond Cluster (Quartz)

Herkimer Diamonds -Beautiful and Powerful!

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


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.


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

Fluorite Good blue square fluorite crystal with good luster. Has a couple of smaller side fluorites. From Sunshine#1 Mine, Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico. Ex Chris Cowan Collection. Size: 7.3 x 6.1 x 3.5 cm Country: USA Locality: New Mexico Price: SOLD This was inventory #18163 -

Dioptase with Dolomite and Duftite from Namibia by Dan Weinrich

Cumengeite with Boleite - Baja California Sur Mexico

Trinity Mineral Co Auction: Minerals

Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan

Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan - Topdiy Tips

Cinnabar on Quartz Avala Mountain, near Beograd (Belgrade), Serbia

Topaz and Aquamarine combination piece, rarely does a Topaz steal the show when in competition with an Aqua but here the Topaz is a clearly the center piece- But the real winner is the combination itself. Espírito Santo, Brazil

Aragonite is found in Spain, Mexico, Morocco, New Mexico and Arizona; it was first discovered in Aragon province, Spain.

Several Brookite crystals perch on 2 pillars of Faden Quartz. An aesthetically beautiful specimen from Kharan Mts., Dalbandin, Baluchistan, Pakistan

Viamineralia - Brookite, Quartz (281)

Moldavite. Scientists postulate that a meteor shower in Germany some 15-20 million years ago liquified the landscape where the meteors landed, forming fused glass at very high heat, which was then ejected from the meteor craters in Germany and propelled hundreds of miles away, landing in the Moldau Valley (Vltava) of Czechoslovakia -- site of the only moldavite known to exist.

Hemimorphite on Apatite pseudo. Tarbutite Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Namibia

Marin Mineral Company - Skorpion Mine