minerals and gems
The Lanzhou Stone - During the discussion, the scientists proposed many hypotheses about the formation of this stone, but found all incredible.....One of the hypotheses says that this stone could be a relic from a prehistoric civilization, since a civilization equivalent to ours is thought to have existed on earth before our current one. Another theory is that it could be a stony meteorite and it could have brought the information of an extraterrestrial civilization.
Calcite~ "The Stone of Light"
Yellow zoisite crystal (1.7 x 1 x 0.8 cm)
Deep red crystals of Realgar with Orpiment perched atop a crystal of Sphalerite - whoa!
cabochon of rhodochrosite, from Argentina, with PLUMES! At one side, this outstanding stone features wavy bands of glowing pink coloration. And the other side has honey-colored gel (calcite), very gemmy & translucent, which contains several beautifully ornate plumes with ghostly fortifications. Separating the two zones is a scalloped band of cream, with fancy little figures that resemble buds.
Rhodochrosite with plumes!
natural beauty- river rocks
Amethyst on Quartz, Jackson Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia.
Intuitive sources say Angel Aura Quartz helps bring one into the higher realms in meditation, facilitating conscious contact with angels, spirit guides and inner realm teachers. It is said to assist one in communing with Angels, accessing the Akashic records, channeling higher knowledge, remembering past lives and gaining insight into one's spiritual mission in this lifetime.
Angel Aura (cactus) Quartz
Kongsberg, Norway is famous for its Native Silver, and this specimen is the perfect example of why - a solid weighty specimen of thick ropy Native Silver with fantastic natural patina, and very attractive form - we think it looks like a dragon. And with a size of nearly 11cm height, this specimen will not go unnoticed!
Topaz ( Aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide) is a common gemstone that has been used for centuries in jewelry. Its golden brown to yellow color is classic but is confused with the less valuable citrine, which is sometimes sold under the name topaz. The blue topaz that is often confused with aquamarine is rarely natural and is produced by irradiating and then heating clear crystals
Topaz var. Imperial