Posts tagged minerals.

☆ Everminding’s First Giveaway 

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  • Deer bones - 5 ribs & 4 vertebrae (found in the wild and cleaned by me)
  • 33 assorted beads made from wood, stone, clay, glass, metal, resin, & coral
  • 2 pendants: a tree of life & an abalone set in metal
  • Earrings made from slices of tagua nut
  • 9 polished stones
  • A dark blue glass dropper bottle
  • A piece of white lace with a flower design measuring roughly 20” x 34”
  • A vintage rayon scarf with a pretty leaf pattern

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  • Begins July 13, 2014 and ends August 25, 2014
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Can we just take a minute here to appreciate opals?

From top left:

  1. Boulder opal.
  2. Ethiopian opal.
  3. Black crystal opal (considered the “Holy grail” of opals).
  4. Andamooka matrix opal.
  5. Yowah nut opal.
  6. Mexican fire opal.
  7. Mezezo opal.
  8. White harlequin opal.
  9. Panel boulder black opal.

So this one time, I was in the desert Southwest of Tonopah, Nevada, and found a huge piece of petrified wood, about a foot long and 5-6 inches wide.  Half of one end was opal, which rippled as it blended into the still visible tree rings.

I set it on the ground as I was putting the other rocks I had found into the trunk, then drove away.  I didn’t even realize I had left the opal until much much later (and too far away to go back to get it).

I know this story is boring, but seriously, that opal was so spectacular that I still think about it and can picture it clearly, 7 years later.

(via oliveflower)

#opals  #rocks  #gems  #minerals  

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Fluorite from Illinois

by Dan Weinrich

(via maggieontherocks)

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Paratacamite, Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2

Locality: Chile