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a slice of the Fukang meteorite - so beautiful! When it slammed into the surface of Earth, there was little sign of the beauty that lay inside. But cutting the Fukang meteorite open yielded a breathtaking sight. Within the rock, translucent golden crystals of a mineral called olivine gleamed among a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron.

36 Rare Pictures That Everybody Needs To See Right Now. #2 Will Blow Your Mind! When Sunlight Passes Through, This Rare Meteorite, Known As Fukang Meteorite, Becomes Absolutely Beautiful.

Red beryl, the rarest gemstone on earth (worth 1000 times more than gold by weight). Photographed by Robert Weldon

18 ton Nephrite Jade boulder found in Canada in 2000… considered the world's largest piece of pure jade, has been carved into a Buddha statue

Halite and Sylvite // Intrepid Potash East Mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy Co., New Mexico, USA

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Tourmaline: a dazzling array of colors… it can shock you (literally)

a beautiful example of a cut watermelon tourmaline gem

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この世のものとは信じがたい「魔法の世界の空」を宝石に閉じ込めたオパール 3種

Galaxy opal

What an excellent example of crystals at work! These natural minerals and mineralogy are occasionally reworked into gemstones (depending on size).