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Jem & Fossil Interesting, Beautiful, Unusual, and Rare treasures from around the Earth.

This page acts as a storefront for all Jem&Fossil specimens, sold for display, jewelry, education, gifts, conversation, healing, ceremony, blowing one's mind, etc. *We now also carry wraps by Rocktopus! If you don't like a price, make me an offer! If you don't see a price, it's probably because of an unpredictable or fluctuating market, or supply, for the individual item. It does Not mean it's a high price! So don't be shy, ask away! -In fact, please, thank the economy for my LOW PRICES. It's like a yard sale over here. *The J in Jem is not a misspelling, it's the first letter of my own name. :) **Genuine fossils, **Untreated crystals, and **Natural everything, -Guaranteed. ENJOY! (:

The video for this article is hilarious. Highlights: *The face of the guy who found it.*The very end.Enjoy! (:http://ca....
02/05/2013
Amateur Australian prospector finds huge gold nugget

The video for this article is hilarious.
Highlights:
*The face of the guy who found it.
*The very end.
Enjoy! (:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/amateur-australian-prospector-finds-huge-gold-nugget-195924583.html

An Australian prospector has made a discovery many before him have missed — a gold nugget worth $300,000. A prospector searching near the town of Ballarat, in an area prospectors have been searching for 162 years. He reportedly found the … Continue reading →

Tangerine Quartz, perfect "Key" indentation**The pale red/orange color is caused by a thin, natural veil of Hematite, gr...
11/20/2012

Tangerine Quartz, perfect "Key" indentation
**The pale red/orange color is caused by a thin, natural veil of Hematite, growing on the surface of the crystal.
Brazil | 1" L x 7/16" W
1.5g | 7.5cts
$6

Now THAT, right there, is a sea monster. (:
11/17/2012

Now THAT, right there, is a sea monster. (:

This is an ammonite fossil - a group of cephalopods closely related to squids and octopuses that lived between the Devonian and Cretaceous periods. They were thought to be voracious predators and as you can see some grew to be as large as a person.
They become extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period along with non-avian dinosaurs and many other groups of animals.

Jet, tumbled | EnglandMohs Hardness: 2.5 | amorphous structure$4-$7, by size (varied sizes shown)**Jet, mined since ~140...
11/16/2012

Jet, tumbled | England
Mohs Hardness: 2.5 | amorphous structure
$4-$7, by size (varied sizes shown)
**Jet, mined since ~1400BC, is actually a mineraloid, rather than a mineral. It sometimes goes by the name "Black Amber", and like amber, it may induce an electric charge when rubbed. However it is not amber, but rather the remains of wood, immersed in stagnant water, millions of years ago, before being compacted in the earth, and fossilizing under extreme pressures.
So, ..it's actually closer to coal than amber. And in fact, when burned or touched with a hot implement, it exudes the scent of coal.

*Known as the "sympathy stone", it was used extensively in Victorian "mourning jewelry", to bring grief to the surface to be healed and alleviated. While in Medieval times, Jet was used to cure a fever.

Spiderweb Turquoise, Stabilized Rough Hubei Province, China | A-Grade Green55.7g, 278.50ct | 2" L x 1" H x 1.5" W Hardne...
11/05/2012

Spiderweb Turquoise, Stabilized Rough
Hubei Province, China | A-Grade Green
55.7g, 278.50ct | 2" L x 1" H x 1.5" W
Hardness: 4.5
YOUR PRICE: $57 OBO :)

(Normal Price: $2 per rough gram: $111.40)

Specular Hematite, Rough23.1g/115.50ctLoc: MichiganHardness: 5.5–6.5*Sparkly, glittery, very shiney... Impossible to r...
11/02/2012

Specular Hematite, Rough
23.1g/115.50ct
Loc: Michigan
Hardness: 5.5–6.5
*Sparkly, glittery, very shiney... Impossible to really show the sparkles in a photo. ***Rough Hematite is delicate, so be gentle. It will also leave a little glitter on your hands.
$3.00

Wow!
10/12/2012

Wow!

DARVAZA GAS CRATER, THE GATE TO HELL

Though this may at first glance resemble a lava lake, it is a gas crater in Karakum desert in Turkmenistan that has been on fire for the last 41 years. The Darvaza (also known as Derweze) area is rich in natural gas. The crater is 60 metres wide and 20 metres deep and its fires can be seen glowing for kilometres around. The hole was not created by nature but by a Soviet drilling rig that in 1971 accidentally tapped into a massive underground natural gas cavern, which then caused the ground to collapse and the drilling rig in its entirety to fall in. As a pocket of gas had been punctured, poisonous fumes started leaking out of the pit. To prevent this gas escaping into the atmosphere, the Soviet geologists decided to set the pit on fire. The hope was that the fire would use up all its fuel in a few days; instead the crater has been burning ever since.

You can watch a video of the flaming crater here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjoga1yrn0

See a previous post on Darvaza here: http://on.fb.me/Q8f0bw

-TEL

http://atlasobscura.com/place/the-gates-of-hell; http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/06/door-to-hell-burning-gas-crater-in.html; http://turkmen.traveler.uz/component/photos/album/238
Image credit: http://foxwolf333.tumblr.com/post/29232689164/malformalady-the-darvaza-gas-crater-a-raging

This page is always growing and changing!! Check back frequently!!If you don't like a price, make me an offer!If you don...
10/09/2012

This page is always growing and changing!! Check back frequently!!

If you don't like a price, make me an offer!

If you don't see a price for an individual item, it could be for a list of reasons. -It does Not mean it's a high price! So don't be shy, ask away (:

**Genuine fossils**
Guaranteed.

ENJOY! (:

Green Fluorite OctahedronsExcellent geometry and clarity | *Some rainbows.Loc: Namibia, AfricaSize: Roughly 1", on avera...
10/08/2012

Green Fluorite Octahedrons
Excellent geometry and clarity | *Some rainbows.
Loc: Namibia, Africa
Size: Roughly 1", on average.
$5 for 1, discounts for multiples!

Ruby in Fuschite, tumbled -Hand Picked!*Glows in black light naturally *Some have heart-shape rubiesSize: Jumbo (~1.5")$...
10/08/2012

Ruby in Fuschite, tumbled -Hand Picked!
*Glows in black light naturally
*Some have heart-shape rubies
Size: Jumbo (~1.5")
$10 each ...2 for $18
Metaphysical Properties: Ruby Fuschite combines the properties of Ruby and Fuschite.
Ruby opens the heart to go past the boundaries of personal love and passion to unconditional love. It brings you into alignment with will of spirit, bringing freedom, flow and peace for those with fear of intimacy, repressed emotions and uncertainty. It assists in removing lethargic, dormant conditions in the body, emotions and mind. It is a stone of high energy and power that promotes healing on all levels.
Fuschite enhances the power of other minerals and is a great stone to use during healing sessions. It assists you during meditation, to access information regarding your life path. Fuchsite also enhances your connection the nature spirits/devas and love and appreciation of beauty in nature.
Chakras: Heart, Base, Third Eye
Astrological Sign: All

Hematite, Tumbled(...like a heavy little mix between solid Mercury and sparkles.)Size: 1.5" roughly$6 each, 2 for $10.Me...
10/05/2012

Hematite, Tumbled
(...like a heavy little mix between solid Mercury and sparkles.)
Size: 1.5" roughly
$6 each, 2 for $10.
Metaphysical Properties: Assists in the release of pre-conditioned patterns of what we see and helps us to open up to seeing other worlds. Brings peace from stress. Gives energy and revitalises, enhances personal magnetism and optimism. This is a grounding, and energy inhancing stone, when you're feeling scattered. Placed on your heart, it strengthens it, and brings joy to your life.
Chakra: Base, Heart, Link, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign: Taurus, Cancer, Aquarius

Apache Tears (Obsidian Nodule)Raw FormSize: 1.5" roughly$2 each*Metaphysical Properties: Relief from grief and sadness, ...
10/05/2012

Apache Tears (Obsidian Nodule)
Raw Form
Size: 1.5" roughly
$2 each
*Metaphysical Properties: Relief from grief and sadness, and assistance in giving and receiving forgiveness. Apache Tears are helpful in releasing negative emotions, and can balance our emotional state. These are good luck stones, said to bring good luck to anyone who has one. They are excellent meditaiton tools, especially for clarifying issues and gaining insight. Apache Tears are a gently grounding stone. This stone also purges toxins from the blood stream, and alleviates muscle cramps and spasms.
Chakra: Base, Astrological Sign: Aries
(*This is what is flint-knapped into arrowheads.)

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10/04/2012

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Hatzegopteryx had a wingspan of about 10 metres - making it one of the largest known flying animals of all time.
This can be a little hard to visualize, so check this image out. Despite its size, Hatzegopteryx's hollow skeleton means that the pterosaur only weighs about 1/6 as much as the giraffe.

Image courtesy of Mark Witton, at www.markwitton.com

Hehehe (;
10/02/2012

Hehehe (;

Not true! I count rocks all the time!

09/23/2012

Okay. As you can see, I've basically taken the whole summer off. But never fear, I am back! And Oohh Boy, do I have some treats for you all... ! (;

Late seasonal beach appreciation.... soak it in! ;)
09/14/2012

Late seasonal beach appreciation.... soak it in! ;)

Wow, what a beautiful beach! All the different colours, it almost looks unnatural doesn’t it? – That’s because it is.

This is “Glass Beach” in Fort Bragg, California. The beach resides at the end of the cliff, and although, today it is part of a state park, that was not always the case.

In 1949, the site was a unregulated dumping ground, where people threw glass, appliances and even the odd car. This went on for 18 years until 1967 when the North Coast Water Quality Board and city leaders closed the area and removed some of the larger articles dumped there.

Over the course of a decade or two, the sea worked its magic by cleaning the beach and by sculpting the remaining glass into smooth, coloured trinkets which we can see today.

It is amazing to see and a true testimony to both the wastefulness of humans and the resilience of nature.


Photo courtesy of Lisa D Walker

For more pictures see: http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/09/nature-laughs-last-at-glass-beach-38-pics/

Sand under a 250x magnification.
09/11/2012

Sand under a 250x magnification.

Sand under a 250x magnification.

For the love of- Oh my-... !!!
08/31/2012

For the love of-
Oh my-
... !!!

“ August 28th 2012. Remember that date. It marks the day when the world went raving mad.” – George Monbiot

The quote above is taken from an article written in reference to the lack of media reaction to a monumental event that occurred this week.

Sunday, the Arctic sea ice hit its lowest extent ever recorded. Not only was it a record low, but it also has another possible two weeks' further melt before the ice reaches its minimum extent and starts to refreeze ahead of the winter. Satellites showed that it had shrunk to 4.1 million sq km. The previous record of 4.3 million sq km was set in 2007.

In the article, George points out that a new runway for Heathrow made front page news in the UK yesterday. Here in Ireland, the front page of the Irish Times was dedicated to an array of articles on property tax and job losses. – Not that any of these are not news worthy, but are they really more important than the lowest Arctic sea ice extent ever recorded??

Journalism is based on what is thought to be of most interest to the public. Do we not want to know what is happening to our planet? Or are we happier being oblivious and only have interest in what affects our pockets or our immediate livelihood?

It’s something to think about.

George closed his article with this statement:

“When your children ask how and why it all went so wrong, point them to yesterday's date, and explain that the world is not led by rational people.”

Maybe we can change that?

-Jean

Image courtesy of Reuters

Full article can be found here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/aug/29/day-world-went-mad?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

.... BIRDS. I've been calling them dinosaurs since I was a wee one. Just look at their eyes.. their crazy, prehistoric e...
08/09/2012
"Beautiful" Squirrel-Tail Dinosaur Fossil Upends Feather Theory

.... BIRDS. I've been calling them dinosaurs since I was a wee one. Just look at their eyes.. their crazy, prehistoric eyes!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120702-squirrel-tail-feathers-dinosaurs-fossil-science-proceedings/?source=link_fb20120703news-featherdinosaurs&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20120703news-featherdinosaurs&utm_campaign=Content

Forget overgrown lizards—the oldest known meat-eating dinosaur with feathers suggests "probably all" dinosaurs bore plumage, a new study says.

Storm Water Science (Jewelry of Silver and Stone)
06/25/2012

Storm Water Science (Jewelry of Silver and Stone)

Citrine Tooth, Brazil3" x 1.3", 77.4g, *Rainbows, *Natural ColorLays flat, point up, great natural presentation.-SOLD- *...
06/21/2012

Citrine Tooth, Brazil
3" x 1.3", 77.4g, *Rainbows, *Natural Color
Lays flat, point up, great natural presentation.
-SOLD- *Want one like it? Just ask!
*Physically: (Quartz) When Amethyst forms in hot conditions, the purple turns to yellow. So, this is hot Amethyst.
*Metaphysically: Citrine brings joy and prosperity. Balances the Solar Plexus chakra. Planets: Sun and Jupiter. (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra)
**Side Note: Most Citrine sold on the market today is artificially heated Amethyst. All Citrine carried by Jem & Fossil is naturally formed in Brazil. (:

06/20/2012

Dear Lovely audience of mine... I've begun listing prices due to popular demand! If you have a suggestion to make this page easier to navigate or understand, or if you have inventory requests, I'm always happy to hear it!! *I generally give discounts for multiple items, and, in many cases, will accept a reasonable offer on an item. Thanks everyone!! (:

Recently Sold Specimens
06/14/2012

Recently Sold Specimens

06/12/2012

What would you all like to see more of?
Giant crystals? Small crycstals? "Wrap-able" gems?
Tumbled stones? Carved stones (eggs, spheres, skulls)?
Fish fossils? Ammonites? Dinosaur teeth? Shark teeth?
Jewelry? Dinosaur bones? Plant fossils? Meteorite? Amber?
-YOU TELL ME! But hurry!! I'm going to the market soon.. (;

Cretaceous rock, you're all grown up now.... and STUNNING!!Zhangye Danxia landform in China
06/12/2012

Cretaceous rock, you're all grown up now....
and STUNNING!!
Zhangye Danxia landform in China

While it certainly looks as though someone has taken a great deal of paint to these hills, these colours in fact formed naturally.
This unique geological formation is known as the Zhangye Danxia landform, found in southern China. It was formed by sediments laid down in a low-elevation fault basin during the Cretaceous period, which then experienced uplift due to their position on top of various fault zones. The various colours are a result of the erosion of the thick-bedded red sandstone and conglomerate: from running water erosion, biological effect, chemical precipitation and organic staining.
-TEL

To see more photos: http://slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/curiosities/2012/february/danxia_landform.htm

4 NATURAL Citrine Clusters w/Red and Black Hematite InclusionsBrazilSmallest: 1.5", Largest: 2.5"(1)Small: $8 | (2)Mediu...
06/11/2012

4 NATURAL Citrine Clusters w/
Red and Black Hematite Inclusions
Brazil
Smallest: 1.5", Largest: 2.5"
(1)Small: $8 | (2)Medium: $13 | (1)Large: $18
*Discounts for multiples.

Look closely! Mind = blown.*Not photoshopped.
06/08/2012

Look closely! Mind = blown.
*Not photoshopped.

No, your eyes not deceiving you. This is the Cave of Crystal in Mexico. At a depth of 300m (1,000 feet) below the Naica mountain in the Chihuahuan Desert these beautiful crystal formations can be found. They were formed thanks to the caves being flooded with mineral rich water which was kept at a steady 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius). This allowed anhydrite in the water to slowly form into the gypsum crystals you see here.

The largest single crystal found so far is a staggering 11m (36ft) long and 4m (13ft) in diameter!

Sources: Nat Geo: http://tinyurl.com/39brt5 Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/2uzm6eg

If case you never thought you could afford a giant, beautiful piece of natural art in your home... Check these out. Many...
06/06/2012

If case you never thought you could afford a giant, beautiful piece of natural art in your home... Check these out. Many of the pieces in this album are priced at wholesale or discounted rates. Enjoy! (:

05/25/2012

Never fear!! I know it looks as though I am selling out of all "Available Gems, Minerals, and Meteorites (...and Watch Parts)", but as the album sells out, my inventory has been piling up, with all kinds of new and different sweet stuff. Keep an eye out... !! ;)
(*And YES, more meteorites on their way!)

5 Amethyst Clusters -Hand picked!Brazil, 2"-3"(Pure Purple, or with Red and Black Hematite Inclusions)$8 each *Discounts...
05/24/2012

5 Amethyst Clusters -Hand picked!
Brazil, 2"-3"
(Pure Purple,
or with Red and Black Hematite Inclusions)
$8 each *Discounts for multiples
**Amethyst fades in the sun! Keep it in the dark!

This page is always growing and changing!! Check back frequently!!If you don't like a price, make me an offer!If you don...
05/23/2012

This page is always growing and changing!! Check back frequently!!

If you don't like a price, make me an offer!

If you don't see a price for an individual item, it could be for a list of reasons. -It does Not mean it's a high price! So don't be shy, ask away (:

**Genuine fossils**
Guaranteed.

ENJOY! (:

05/12/2012

Who loves Amethyst? I've got some comin' up for ya... ;)

Dravite TourmalineDrava River area, (Dravograd village near Dobrova pri Dravogradu), Republic of Slovenia.*Deep Root Bee...
04/18/2012

Dravite Tourmaline
Drava River area, (Dravograd village near Dobrova pri Dravogradu), Republic of Slovenia.
*Deep Root Beer Brown *Glints of Yellow *Rainbows
$6-$20 each, determined by weight and clarity. (This Parcel = $25 -SOLD)

Pull BraceletEtched Sterling Silver and Tibetan Turquoise(PM for Price!)
04/12/2012

Pull Bracelet
Etched Sterling Silver and Tibetan Turquoise
(PM for Price!)

04/09/2012
Carnelian in etched Silver (Private message for price!)
04/09/2012

Carnelian in etched Silver
(Private message for price!)

This is a NEW PAGE!! MUCH MORE COMING SOON!!!! PLEASE BE PATIENT and WATCH IT GROW!!Check back in frequently!Thank You!!...
04/06/2012

This is a NEW PAGE!! MUCH MORE COMING SOON!!!! PLEASE BE PATIENT and WATCH IT GROW!!Check back in frequently!Thank You!! :)-Jerica

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