.Rocks and Gems

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Most common Rocks and Gems have individual pages, from "Adamite to Zultanite", also by U.S. states or countries where found.

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 Ruby in Zoisite Locality: Longido, Arusha, Tanzania Description: Superb hexagonal ruby crystal, the red-pink gem variety of the mineral species corundum, in green zoisite matrix. The ruby crystal has exceptionally rich color and runs comple Arusha, Ruby Crystal, Ruby Gemstone, Quartz Crystal, Minerals And Gemstones, Rocks And Minerals, Pink Gemstones, Beautiful Rocks, Mineral Stone
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Photographs of mineral No. 44743: Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

A single rootbeer gemmy crystal of Grossular Garnet measuring to sits neatly atop a crystalline pale green Diopside from Eden Mills quarries area in Vermont, USA.

Grossular Garnet

Grossular Garnet - Vermont, USA

Tongbei, Yunxiao Co. Collection & Photo Matteo Chinellato This image is copyrighted.

Spessartine (Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China)

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 Well crystallized ruby crystal, with lustrous crystal faces that have complex crystallization patterns on the faces.

Photographs of mineral No. 55575: Corundum var. Ruby from Ihosy District, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

Corundum var. Ruby from Ihosy District, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

A variety known as Ruby Zoisite, which is green Zoisite associated with opaque red Ruby (and often black amphibole streaks), is used as a carving gemstone as well as a minor gem. The term Zoisite is rarely used on its own in the gemstone trade.

Photographs of mineral No. 44743: Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

Detail of Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania

The World’s Most Famous Belemnite is The Virgin Rainbow A 72 carat Black Crystal Opal belemnite fossil found in This opal is on display at Adelaide Museum celebrating 100 years of opal mining in the state. The exhibition is called simply OPALS

The Virgin Rainbow Opal

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Opal in an ironstone concretion Splendor in the Outback: A Visit to Australia's Opal Fields Author: Tao Hsu, Andrew Lucas, and Vincent Pardieu

Splendor in the Outback: A Visit to Australia’s Opal Fields | Gems & Gemology

Documents a trip to the renowned opal fields of Lightning Ridge, Koroit, Yowah, and Quilpie.

Take a look at this large, wulfenite specimen chock full of to 2 cm crystals, crystals are really sharp and fragile, minor damage, China.

Gorgeous Chinese Wulfenite Cabinet Piece

Take a look at this large, 3-dimensional wulfenite specimen chock full of 1.5 to 2 cm crystals, crystals are really sharp and fragile, minor damage, China.

Boltwoodite on Calcite ex Jack Halpern Collection | Goanikontes Claim, Erongo Region, Namibia

Boltwoodite on Calcite ex Jack Halpern Collection | Goanikontes Claim, Erongo Region, Namibia

Boltwoodite on Calcite ex Jack Halpern Collection | Goanikontes Claim, Erongo Region, Namibia

Parti Color Australian Sapphire Starbrite™ Cut 1.57 carats

Cinnabar - This old piece extensive collection geologist Jean Behier founding

Outstanding Cinnabar on Calcite, Mexico

These sharp, gemmy crystals (some twinned) are cherry red and perched on contrasting white calcite matrix, Mexico, from the collection of Jean Behier.

Mali Garnet SunBurst™ Cut 1.61 cts

Mali Garnet gemstone, SunBurst(TM) cut 1.61 ct

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Sphene Starbrite™ Cut 11.05 cts

Sphene gemstone, Starbrite(TM) cut 11.05 ct

Celestine from Sankoany Deposit, near Ketsepy, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar

Photographs of mineral No. 29500: Celestine from Sankoany Deposit, near Ketsepy, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar

Celestine from Sankoany Deposit, near Ketsepy, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar

YELLOW CAT "REDWOOD" - CARNELIAN REPLACED PETRIFIED WOOD - JURASSIC, Morrison formation, Yellow Cat, North of Moab, Utah, USA | Lot #81058 | Heritage Auctions

YELLOW CAT "REDWOOD" - CARNELIAN REPLACED PETRIFIED WOOD. ... | Lot #81058 | Heritage Auctions

YELLOW CAT "REDWOOD" - CARNELIAN REPLACED PETRIFIED WOOD - JURASSIC, Morrison formation, Yellow Cat, North of Moab, Utah, USA | Lot #81058 | Heritage Auctions