Epidote from Austria
Tourmaline and Quartz.
Ametrine / Anahi Mine, Bolivia
Rhodochrosite cluster from South Africa.
Elbaite ~ As a gemstone, elbaite is a desirable member of the tourmaline group because of the variety and depth of its colours and quality of the crystals. Originally discovered on the island of Elba, Italy in 1913, it has since been found in many parts of the world. In 1994, a major locality was discovered in Canada, at O'Grady Lakes in the Yukon.
Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Euclase
Stibnite (Antimony Sulfur). Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
Iron-stained Quartz crystals on Hematite
Malachite / Tingherla Mine, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Dom Pedro Aquamarine - The world's largest cut and polished aquamarine. Housed in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Blue halite with minor sylvite
A magnificent display specimen of 'kidney ore' Hematite found in the early 1900's.
Tanzanite from Tanzania
Rhodochrosite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
Vibrant pink Kunzite with Quartz points and Albite accenting. This beautiful specimen is doubley terminated and the Quartz crystal is nearly pristine with a full point. The color of the Kunzite is quite strong (so many large Kunzites tend to be pale) and the crystal faces are well striated and glassy. There are the normal internal craze lines and the bottom termination is complex due to the influence of Albite matrix (now removed)
Beryl var. Aquamarine / Braldu Valley, Pakistan
Gismondine from Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Germany
It is hard to have favorites when it comes to crystals and gem stones, but this is a favorite! Larimar, only found in the Dominican Republic and looks like the ocean.