Gems of the Earth
Quartz flower on red Stilbite / Oregon
Black Opal: At 55,000 carats, this opal matrix recently found in the opal fields of South Australia is the world’s largest. Discovered by Stuart Hughes and his partners, it is valued at over one million dollars and outweighs the previous record holder by an unbelievable 48,900 carats. (Photo: Stuart Hughes)
At 55,000 carats, this opal matrix recently found in the opal fields of South Australia is the world’s largest. Discovered by Stuart Hughes and his partners, it is valued at over one million dollars...
The Crystal Cave of Giants located inside the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico was accidentally discovered in 2001. The heat prevents them from studying this site further. The vibrations are so intense, one worker talked of the deeply mystical and immense dreams he had. He had no words to describe... It lies almost 300 meters below the Earths surface. It is the home to the largest crystals known in the world which are over 11 meters long and weigh 55 tons.
Amazing crystal cave in South America. This is also a wonderful documentary about the exploration of this cave!!
cabochon of Mohave purple turquoise. My cousin purchased a block of this vividly colored material from the nice folks who mine Kingman turquoise in Arizona. It is composed of small chunks of natural blue turquoise, to which they added red dye and a brassy-bronze metallic. From there, I'm told the proprietary process is very much the same as with other stabilized turquoise, using a combination of heat and compression, and this is the end result. Beautifully rich coloration, with plenty of contras
L’inchiostro ormai da tempo inutilizzato, aveva formato cristalli che ostruivano la fuoriuscita di un segno fluido che rallegrasse la pagina almeno con il suo colore. The ink had been long unused: so it had formed crystals that blocked the escape of fluid a sign that cheered the page at least with its color.
Ethiopian Snakeskin Opal
Kunzite from Pakistan