Seaside Rock, no trip to the British seaside is complete without a stick of rock, a usually peppermint flavoured stick of hard sweet (candy) It has the name of the seaside town running through the whole length of the stick of rock.Woe betide anyone I know who goes to the seaside and doesn't bring me a stick of rock back!
Corundum var. Sapphire, Mogok, Burma, Thumbnail, 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.0 cm, An unusual piece!, For sale from The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. For more details on this piece and others, visit http://www.irocks.com/minerals/specimen/45194
A trip to the British seaside just wouldn't be complete without a stick of rock to break your teeth on. Made from pulled sugar, rock took off in the 1800s, though there's serious debate about where lettered rock was first produced. Blackpool usually claims the honour, though nearby Morecambe has also been credited.
Tourmaline var. Elbaite, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm, A shocking single pocket produced only some few dozen of these lustrous, gem crystals with unique color banding and a sharp glassy termination - in combination, a totally unique style., For sale from The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. For more details on this piece and others, visit http://www.irocks.com/minerals/specimen/45172