Tag: minerals

Jul 24, 2018

All of the Diamond Carats Found Within the Mine They Were Extracted From

Dillon Marsh

“For What It’s Worth” is an ongoing photos series by Dillon Marsh

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Jul 19, 2016

Amethyst Geode Wedding Cake by Intricate Icings

Amethyst Geode Wedding Cake by Intricate Icings

This wedding cake rocks

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Nov 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Cave of Crystal Giants

Picture of the Day: The Cave of Crystal Giants

980 ft (300 m) beneath the surface of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico is a mine filled with giant gypsum crystals.

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Oct 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Stunning Opal Found in Yowah, Australia

Picture of the Day: Stunning Opal Found in Yowah, Australia

In this amazing close-up we see a beautiful opal from Yoawh, Queensland, Australia. The length of this polished opal is a mere 20 mm but its features are gorgeous. The opal is a part of the Willems Miner Collection.

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Jul 29, 2014

This is a Cut and Polished Chinga Meteorite

This is a Cut and Polished Chinga Meteorite

Seen here is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast. This particular specimen, which was offered by Arizona Skies Meteorites has been sold,…

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Apr 8, 2014

This is the Most Interesting Mineral You Will See Today

This is the Most Interesting Mineral You Will See Today

Photograph via THE ARKENSTONE/IROCKS.COM Rob Lavinsky of The Arkenstone (www.irocks.com) brought this fascinating mineral to market, selling it to a buyer for $5,000. The specimen, which Lavinsky describes as Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket), measures 9 x 7 x 6 cm. It was originally obtained by Frank Valenzuela back in the 1960s from the…

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Oct 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunset Fire Opal

Picture of the Day: Sunset Fire Opal

SUNSET FIRE OPAL Photograph by Jeff Schultz | gemstoneJEFF on Flickr In this beautiful close up by gemstone hobbyist Jeff Schultz, we see a stunning Mexican fire opal. When illuminated just right, it looks like a sunset above the clouds. According to Wikipedia, fire opals are transparent to translucent opals with warm…

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