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Cronstedtite

A specimen of cronstedtite from Romania. Part of the National Mineral Collection.

Chrysocolla covered with drusy Quartz / Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona

Chrysocolla covered with drusy Quartz / Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA

A Rare Russian Mineral Spar Tower.

A Rare Russian Mineral Spar Tower, Century. This is a man-made assemblage, built with minerals in their natural crystal form.

kunzanita

Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania - unusual blue color Kyanite, Blue Throat Eye Projective Jupiter Water Purification Psychic Powers Mental Powers

Young tapirs have a pattern of spots and stripes to camouflage them in the dappled forest. Adult Malayan tapirs are black with a white saddle  Picture: AP

This gorgeous piece of Jasper shows natural beauty at its finest. (via Rare Rocks and Gems).reminds me of the Painted Desert

Mineralesque - Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the built up [sic] of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.

Fordite: an anthropocenic mineral "formed from the built up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.

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Poster of rock & minerals, showing classification. I NEED this for my room. That way I can dream about earths materials in my sleep. - blast of color which makes it easy to fall in love with rocks!

Uranophane on matrix, Madawaska Mine (Faraday Mine), Faraday Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada, 3cm tall. Crystal spray is 2.3cm across. Individual needles to +/- 1.4cm long. Bancroft Mineral Museum specimen, Michael Bainbridge photo.

Uranophane Uranophane is a rare calcium uranium silicate hydrate mineral that forms from the oxidation of uranium bearing minerals. Uranophane is also known as uranotile. It has a yellow color and is radioactive.

Rhodonit Mn 2+ SiO3 9.DK.05 Rhodonit-Gruppe 9: SILIKATE (Germanate) D: Inosilikate K: Inosilikate mit 5-periodischen Einzelketten

Red Cinnabar The distinction between a mineral and a gemstone is not always well-defined. In general we can say that an attractive mineral will find use as a gemstone only if it is sufficiently hard and durable to be set in jewelry

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