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Photographer Skarphéðinn Þráinsson on the edge of the crater at the erupting volcano in Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland

Liesegang Rings at Bouddi National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Padirac cave - France. :-)

Spodumene var. Kunzite

The natural phenomenon of Trovants: stones that literally grow by themselves. Romania may be known as the land of Dracula, heaped with bloodthirsty vampires and other creatures shaped by Hollywood imagination, but it is also a land where nature has had an interesting activity. Far less known to the world than Dracula, stand an impressive number of stones which quite literally grow by themselves. The stones are real and known as Trovants.

Lucrative industry: These diamonds, weighing over 50 carats each, were found in Russia's Yakutia mine, which has been rich resource for the country, but nothing compared to the new one

Ferruginous Quartz (Jacintos) "heart" with sparkling hedgehog-type crystals with inclusions of iron compounds / Chella, Spain

Grossular Garnet from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada

Chinese Lapis Lazuli with inscriptions wishing you good fortune and long life