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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.

Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz and Lepidolite. This and other rare mineral specimens for sale on the CuratorsEye.com

One of my favorite crystals+ Pyrite Looks like diamonds. Possesses a defending quality, shielding one from negative energies Encourages and sustains the ideal of a healthy intellect, & emotional well being Aids prosperity & ability to manifest needs and abundance Uplifts and grounds at once Ideal to promote personal power

Dom Pedro Aquamarine - The world's largest cut and polished aquamarine. Housed in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The finished piece is nearly 14 in tall and weighs 10,363 carats, or about 5 lbs.

The Beauty of Birthstone Jewelry Awesome birthstone chart showing the meaning, history and origin of your birthstone for your birthday month January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December!

The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to come and see in person extremely rare conditions, and the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get " hands on" experience . As well as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. I WILL go here one day.

moqui marbles, utah Iron oxide concretions (Moqui marbles) Moqui Marbles, hematite concretions, from the Navajo Sandstone of southeast Utah. Scale cube, with "W", is one centimeter square. The Navajo Sandstone is also well known among rockhounds for its hundreds of thousands of iron oxide concretions