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♥ Iridescent Japanese Andradite Garnets

Gem Silica with Azurite and Malachite. Gem Silica or Gem Chrysocolla is a rare form of chalcedony colored by copper ... It is often found mixed with malachite, azurite, turquoise or quartz.

Neptunite $ 750 Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm

Corundum var. Ruby, elestial: Corundum is best known for its gem varieties, Ruby and Sapphire. Ruby and Sapphire are scientifically the same mineral but just different colors. Corundum is a very hard, tough, and stable mineral. For all practical purposes, it is the hardest mineral after Diamond, making it the second hardest mineral. It is also unaffected by acids and most environments.

Iridescent Andradite Garnet from Hermosillo, Mexico

Aquamarine from Summayar, Nagar-Minerals-Giligit -- Minerals, Gem Stones: From the Land of Summayar "ChumarBakur" Nagar Valley, Gilgit

Calcite: from the 2013 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (photo by Renate Surh)

Gen Diaspore Crystal in Matrix /Mineral Friends ♥

The Big Kahuna -- The Big Kahuna is one of the top two, perhaps three, American kunzite specimens known. It was the discovery of large gemmy crystals of this pink to lilac to violet spodumene (the mineral species name) in San Diego County’s Pala district that led to its naming as a new gem variety, kunzite. It is named after George F. Kunz, who was Tiffany’s chief gemologist and vice-president a century ago, at the time of the discovery. . . . Spodumene (kunzite); 28 cm tall (15.6 cm wide; 2 cm thick).

Tanzanite. Trichroic variety of ziosite. Appears bluish under fluorescent light and purplish under incandescent light. Found mostly in Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Beryl (Heliodor) :: Madagascar is a pegmatite rich country. From this richness once in a while they find some of the best Heliodor Beryls in the world. The form is perfect and the intense golden color makes them among the best known. We have managed to obtain an extraordinary specimen: doubly terminated, a floater, gem, damage free, and as you can see in the photo with a fabulous color. A gem mineral collector's dream! Ikalamavony, Fianarantsoa Madagascar