Tag: minerals

Aug 19, 2019

These Pixelated Gems Look Like They Were Plucked Straight Out of Minecraft

These Pixelated Gems Look Like They Were Plucked Straight Out of Minecraft

Gem cutter Jordan Wilkins uses opposed bar cuts to achieve the pixelated effect

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Feb 13, 2019

Revealing an Opal for the First Time is Kind of Magical

Revealing an Opal for the First Time is Kind of Magical

Okay that’s just beautiful

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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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