Azurite and Malachite from Arizona by Exceptional Minerals

Azurite and Malachite from Arizona by Exceptional Minerals <<< Apparently Azurite likes to pair up with lots of different minerals. Love Azurite, my favorite mineral.

This butterfly trapped in amber is 20 million years old. Photo by Kristen Gilpin

Preserved in amber, this species of Metalmark butterfly This butterfly was found in the Dominican Republic and is now extinct in modern times. However it does have a close living relative: Voltinia danforthi of Mexico. Photo by Kristen Gilpin

Dom Pedro, the World's Biggest Aquamarine Gem. The obelisk-shaped, blue-green…

10 Most Precious Gemstones

Dom Pedro, the World's Biggest Aquamarine Gem. The obelisk-shaped, blue-green gem, which was designed by famed German gem cutter Bernd Munsteiner (known as the "father of the fantasy cut") stands 14 inches tall and weighs carats, or pounds.

Opalized Wood from Nevada

Rainbow Colourful Opalized Wood from Nevada. This is so, Unique & Special.

Rainbow Aura Quartz; South Africa "Aura Quartz" is an example of an artificially…

South Africa "Aura Quartz" is an example of an artificially enhanced crystal; in this case the quartz is heated and exposed to a vapor of titanium that bonds to its surface.

Powellite on Scolecite, India

Powellite on Scolecite (calcium molybdate) from Maharashtra, India.

Polished "Mad River" agate from Madagascar

Polished "Mad River" agate from Madagascar - also the source for "Ocean Jasper - I would love to have a rock like this in my collection! Hook me up with one. Oh and thanks in advance.

This is the most gorgeous Rainbow Tourmaline that I have ever seen! Get in my…

Tourmaline, Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil via Watzl Minerals- tourmaline, "watermelon stone"- alternative october birthstone

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