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Dragon Stone Found on the south shore of Lake Erie. Thinking that it must be some kind of a joke, I took it to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and showed it to Dr. David Saja, curator and head of Mineralogy. He examined it under magnification, and said that there was nothing phony about it, that it was a remarkable work of nature. He said the stone was Red Iron Sandstone inside a Tan Sandstone, slightly metamorphosed into Quartzite. How is that for strange and unusual? --Adam L.
Crystals / American Museum of Natural History........beautiful!
Phosphophyllite - is a rare mineral composed of hydrated zinc phosphate. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Boracite (a rare mineral from evaporite deposits) at Boulby Mine in Cleveland
Rough diamonds!!! Is it true that Cleopatra wore rough diamonds!? From a collection held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK
The Hixon Ruby Crystal is a 196.10-carat gem. It was donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in 1978 by Frederick C. Hixon. It is considered to be one of the most perfect large ruby crystals in the world.
Lake Erie Artists Gallery
Red Phantom Quartz or Quartz with iron oxide inclusions. ❦ CHRYSTALS ❦ semi precious stones ❦
Red Phantom Quartz
Quartz crystal with iron oxide inclusions.
Locality:Iron Blow, Mt. Lyell, Tasmania, Australia.
Sandstone Black Hills of South Dakota
Moqui Marbles, naturally occurring iron oxide concretions that arise from navajo sandstone. Very prevalent in the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument
Bridal Veil Falls, a waterfall visible from the Buckeye Trail in Bedford Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks in northeast Ohio
“Iron-Rose” Hematite from Switzerland