Caledonite - Reward Mine, Inyo County, California.
AF656 - Pezzottaite $ 800 Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.8 cm Translucent to transparent Pezzottaite crystal with rich raspberry color. From a parcel I purchased when these were first discovered, I kept this one for its prismatic crystal form compared to others which were the more typical flat, wafer-like form. The flat, bevelled termination face (1.2cm on longest dimension) looks like a faceted jewel.
Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love. It can be used to bring money into your life and is also a protective stone.The soothing green color of jade makes it a wonderful healing stone. It helps the body in self-healing while working through underlying, non-physical reasons for a precipitation for disease. It is particularly helpful for kidney, heart and stomach complaints.
Watermelon Tourmaline - Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California.
Tanzanite from Tanzania: Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It occurs in only one place worldwide. Its blue, surrounded by a fine hint of purple, is a wonderful colour. Thanks to its unusual aura and the help of the New York jeweller's Tiffany, it has rapidly become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world.
Tanzanite from Tanzania
Beautiful pink Morganite gem with green Tourmaline, Cleavelandite, and Lepidolite! This crystal is a pink jewel, with excellent form and and complete gemminess. The facing surface is smooth as glass while the modifications and left edge are slightly matted. From Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Measures 3.8 cm by 5.4 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Beautiful pink Morganite gem with green Tourmaline, Cleavelandite, and Lepidolite
"Bubblegum pink" Tourmaline
Red Beryl - Harris Claim, Wah Wah Mountans, Utah, USA
Mineral crystals grow under a variety of conditions. Slow cooling of magma (melted rock) deep within the Earth generally leads to a rock such as granite with visible crystals of feldspar, quartz, mica, amphibole and other minerals. Water in the magma can even facilitate pegmatite formation. Pegmatite is an igneous rock composed of mineral crystals generally with a diameter of several centimeters which, on rare occasions, can be meters.
Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia