Wistmans Wood in the ancient high-level woodlands of Dartmoor in Devon, south west England, is one of three remote copses of stunted oaks.The name probably derives from Wisht-man’s wood, the vernacular word wisht meaning pixie-led or haunted
Lavender celled gemmy Dinosaur bone agatized fossilized dinosaur bones are petrified with silica or quartz crystals which gives them their colorful, glassy appearance. This process preserves the actual cell structure of the once living dinosaur.
Fulgurite - Sand hit by lightning. This picture is not Fulgurite by the way.This is a stick with wet sand on it.Fulgurite is usually found in the ground where lightning has struck and is usually very small glass tubules.
The Petoskey stone was born as coral approximately 400 million years ago, when a shallow sea covered Michigan. Over time, the coral fossilized and now washes up on beaches and peeks through road grades across Northwest Michigan. - Nature Is Beautiful
"Ethiopian opal geode sometimes you feel like a rock: hard, angry, damaged. But sometimes there is an opal inside you: this otherworldly beauty, the potential to be soft and loving and kind" really beautiful opal, my birthstone
Incredibly colorful specimen of Fire Opal from Virgin Valley, Nevada! The first photo at top shows the color flash straight on. The cm by 4 cm Opal is displayed in a water filled specimen glass measuring 6 cm by 5 cm. Looks like the Arkenstone!
Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones. Prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region & environmental factors but the basic formula is irritant is coated (mother of pearl)^