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Fractal mineral space by Pascal Petit. Incredible colors! Igneous rocks formed from lava flows of the Archaean era (>2,700 million years ago) are often found to contain disequilibrium-textured crystals characterized by spherulitic, branching or dendritic morphologies that occur in layers near the flow surface.

Amethyst. wards off evil and absorbs negative energy. I have one placed on every windowsill in my house :)

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Geology is the class I attended longest when I briefly went to college. I actually loved it so much and kinda miss it.

Osmium twinning / Osmium is a hard, brittle, blue-gray or blue-black transition metal in the platinum family and is the densest naturally occurring element, with a density of 22.59 g/cm3 (slightly greater than that of iridium and twice that of lead).

This looks magical. And, yeah, it felt REALLY weird using the word "magical" to describe a rock.

☆ Calcite :¦: Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, Escarpment District, North Pennines, Westmorland, Cumbria, England, UK ☆

+ Rutilated Quartz | Rutilated quartz is quartz stone with rutile enclosures. Rutile is a mineral that is made up mostly of titanium dioxide, or TiO2. As a mineral, rutile is very high on the refractive index and disperses more than almost any other mineral.