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Here's a unique spooky piece,  a Red Fox Agate from Patagonia photographed by @mineralmasterpiece ▪︎▪︎▪︎ Happy Halloween...
10/31/2020

Here's a unique spooky piece, a Red Fox Agate from Patagonia photographed by @mineralmasterpiece ▪︎▪︎▪︎ Happy Halloween !

Spooky alright,  this Inner Mongolia Fluorite has phantoms for days. My very last one from the Weinasituo Silver Mine on...
10/31/2020

Spooky alright, this Inner Mongolia Fluorite has phantoms for days. My very last one from the Weinasituo Silver Mine one time find.

Check out giant Brazilian Smoky Quartz facet.  It's available,  comment or dm for details.
10/29/2020

Check out giant Brazilian Smoky Quartz facet. It's available, comment or dm for details.

You will be assimilated. #galena #borg Galena from Pitcher Co. OK.
10/29/2020

You will be assimilated. #galena #borg
Galena from Pitcher Co. OK.

Santa Fe is all about secret spaces, adobe walls, portals and ancient places. The city is the oldest capital in the US g...
10/28/2020

Santa Fe is all about secret spaces, adobe walls, portals and ancient places. The city is the oldest capital in the US going back to the 1600s. This is actually an unused ancient door in the wall on the side of my office compound. We had about 6" of snow last night, the city becomes a whole different world blanketed in white. Photographed is a Fluorite with Quartz and Druzy from Shangbao, China.

Here's an amazing Quartz coated in Chalcedony with Dendrites from the Los Parajitos Mine Spain
10/26/2020

Here's an amazing Quartz coated in Chalcedony with Dendrites from the Los Parajitos Mine Spain

Too good not to share #fluorite #showmetheminerals all the feels. #allthefeels
10/11/2020

Too good not to share #fluorite #showmetheminerals all the feels. #allthefeels

Double Terminated Himalayan Quartz for days. With that optical clarity and luster.
10/04/2020

Double Terminated Himalayan Quartz for days. With that optical clarity and luster.

Optical Himalayan Smoky Quartz love wins everyone everytime. #smokylove
09/24/2020

Optical Himalayan Smoky Quartz love wins everyone everytime. #smokylove

Cinnabar in Calcite from the Inglaterra Mine,  Mexico.
09/19/2020

Cinnabar in Calcite from the Inglaterra Mine, Mexico.

Gwindel Quartz Magic.
09/18/2020

Gwindel Quartz Magic.

Green Halite caterpillar from the Lubin Copper Mines, Poland. Am I the only one that sees a Caterpillar?
09/14/2020

Green Halite caterpillar from the Lubin Copper Mines, Poland. Am I the only one that sees a Caterpillar?

The Cactus", a special Faden Quartz dug by the wonderful @christopheperay in the French Alps featured over Horseshoe Ben...
09/12/2020

The Cactus", a special Faden Quartz dug by the wonderful @christopheperay in the French Alps featured over Horseshoe Bend in Moab, Utah. Christophe brought it to Tucson for his first time ever in the desert 🏜 A homage to the stately Cactus unique to the region. Its amazing the journeys crystals go on from conception to discovery and through the many hands they pass through. Now available from my personal collection.

Smoky chevron Amethyst phantom Quartz Lincoln County,  New Mexico.
09/10/2020

Smoky chevron Amethyst phantom Quartz Lincoln County, New Mexico.

This Edition of Minerals in High Places features a Triple Namibian Smoky Tessin Cluster looking all atmospheric over the...
09/01/2020

This Edition of Minerals in High Places features a Triple Namibian Smoky Tessin Cluster looking all atmospheric over the Galisteo River in New Mexico showing its monsoon colors.

Wow! Look at the color on this very large over 100 gram Mandarin hued Loliondo Garnet from Tanzania! Tanzania is under e...
08/22/2020

Wow! Look at the color on this very large over 100 gram Mandarin hued Loliondo Garnet from Tanzania! Tanzania is under export ban on minerals for the foreseeable future so may not be seeing much more of this material available, comment or dm for details. Other options available as well!

Is this not one of the dang cutest Aquamarine crosses on Feldspar you ever did lay your eyes on? From Erongo, Namibia.
08/21/2020

Is this not one of the dang cutest Aquamarine crosses on Feldspar you ever did lay your eyes on? From Erongo, Namibia.

The prettiest Smoky French Gwindel I ever did see.
08/12/2020

The prettiest Smoky French Gwindel I ever did see.

☆Special Live Auction TOMMOROW TUESDAY August 4th at 9 PM EST☆ We are all still dealing with quarantines and missing our...
08/04/2020

☆Special Live Auction TOMMOROW TUESDAY August 4th at 9 PM EST☆ We are all still dealing with quarantines and missing our mineral shows so join me for a special Live auction mineral event! If you'd like to join ask for a tag and looking forward to having a good time, and spin THE WHEEL OF PRIZES! Did he just say Wheel of Prizes?! Yes, why yes I did........

Wow! Check this beauty out. A spectacular Iridescent Ferberite with Siderite from the Panasquiera Mine, Portugal. Availa...
07/27/2020

Wow! Check this beauty out. A spectacular Iridescent Ferberite with Siderite from the Panasquiera Mine, Portugal. Available, comment or dm for details.

INSANE double terminated huge black Calcites from the Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum trend Missouri. This Dt piece with Chalc...
07/18/2020

INSANE double terminated huge black Calcites from the Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum trend Missouri. This Dt piece with Chalcopyrite is pristine. Available, comment or dm for details.

You ever get the feeling something might be just a little TOO beautiful? Like this 170+ carat Faceted Red Fluorite with ...
07/14/2020

You ever get the feeling something might be just a little TOO beautiful? Like this 170+ carat Faceted Red Fluorite with Byssolite inclusions from Inner Mongolia.

Wow! The phantoms in this Smoky Quartz from Hallelujah Junction are insane! Truly one of the best Ive seen from one of t...
07/11/2020

Wow! The phantoms in this Smoky Quartz from Hallelujah Junction are insane! Truly one of the best Ive seen from one of the very best US Quartz locales.

Well....picked up a few minerals from Spain.
06/27/2020

Well....picked up a few minerals from Spain.

My display case.
06/27/2020

My display case.

Here is a very cool item. A hand crafted Silver UFO flying high over a Deschutes Picture Jasper landscape from Oregon. M...
06/20/2020

Here is a very cool item. A hand crafted Silver UFO flying high over a Deschutes Picture Jasper landscape from Oregon. Made by New Mexico artist Brad Sleep. New Mexico has strong connections to extraterrestrial life (Roswell, etc), and I find this a perfect representation of such.

Wow! Here's a crazy Romanchenite from the Haiti Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Elongated and stack...
06/19/2020

Wow! Here's a crazy Romanchenite from the Haiti Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.
Elongated and stacked botryoidal columns of Romanechite are beautifully prominent in this unique piece from the manganese deposits in Cartegena, Spain. Romanechite is a hydrated barium manganese oxide and isn't uncommon however, crystallization in this form and quality are very rare to see. Very sculptural, I love how odd it is.. Old collection piece, Available.... comment or dm for details.

"The Cactus", a special Faden Quartz dug by the wonderful @christopheperay in the French Alps featured over Horseshoe Be...
06/06/2020

"The Cactus", a special Faden Quartz dug by the wonderful @christopheperay in the French Alps featured over Horseshoe Bend in Moab, Utah. Its amazing the journeys crystals go on from conception to discovery and through the many hands they pass through.

This edition of Minerals in High Places comes to you from Dead Horse State Park Lookout over the Colorado River and feat...
06/06/2020

This edition of Minerals in High Places comes to you from Dead Horse State Park Lookout over the Colorado River and features a stellar giant Himalayan Quartz with Chlorite. This is one of the most photographed scenic lookouts in the world and its easy to see why.

Native American Indians have been engraving and drawing on Newspaper Rock in Utah for more than 2,000 years. Their marki...
06/03/2020

Native American Indians have been engraving and drawing on Newspaper Rock in Utah for more than 2,000 years. Their markings in these ruins tell the stories, hunting patterns, crop cycles, and mythologies of their lives, but what exactly these Utah petroglyphs are communicating, we’ll never know for there is no actual translation available at this remarkable Utah attraction. Featured in juxtaposition is another natural beauty, a Oregon Biggs Blue Picture Jasper slab.

This is one of the very best Quartz clusters I've seen from the Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia with Chlorite Phantoms an...
05/17/2020

This is one of the very best Quartz clusters I've seen from the Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia with Chlorite Phantoms and Calcite.

Hold the phone, what madness is this giant Pagoda Manganocalcite?! From the Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Suxian Dis...
05/10/2020

Hold the phone, what madness is this giant Pagoda Manganocalcite?! From the Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Suxian District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.

Here is another example of an amazing natural unpolished Rutilated Quartz crystal from Novo Horizonte Brazil. Available,...
05/05/2020

Here is another example of an amazing natural unpolished Rutilated Quartz crystal from Novo Horizonte Brazil. Available, comment or dm with interest.

Wow!  Now how is that for a rare combo piece? Dioptase with large Wulfenite blades with Dioptase on the Wulfenite?! Avai...
05/04/2020

Wow! Now how is that for a rare combo piece? Dioptase with large Wulfenite blades with Dioptase on the Wulfenite?! Available, comment or dm for details.

04/25/2020

Starting at midnight EST in the group I admin for "Covid Home Gem Show" We are having our 1st charity sales event through the weekend. A list of great pre registered sellers including me (still time to sign up as a seller) will be donating percentages of all sales to "Feeding America"
Feeding America is a United States–based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. Food banks are in critical shape right now, facing surplus shortages and paying 5 to 10x premiums for food to keep feeding starving families across our nation. Please consider taking part in this first of many to clme charity events and I hope to see you there.

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LOOKING FOR COLLECTORS OF ARAGONITE (Pearl from the Clam) - excellent material for pearl Jewelry - For Jade Stuff like buddha and any other figurine characters - Aragonite has been successfully tested for the removal of pollutants like zinc, cobalt and lead from contaminated wastewaters. - PEARL is often considered a gemstone, although it is not a mineral. Rather, pearl is a composite of the mineral Aragonite (Calcium Carbonate) and the organic compound conchiolin (a protein). The combination is called nacre, or mother-of-pearl. In some cases, there is an admixture of the mineral calcite (another mineral composed of Calcium Carbonate). In pearl oysters and freshwater pearl mussels, nacre forms the inner lining of the shell. In most other molluscs the shell has an appearance more like porcelain, and lacks the luster and iridescence of mother-of-pearl.
I found this rock can any one tell me if the gold was formed in the rock or did it get washed in to it. It looks like it was formed that way to me because they gold nugget is in there so sold
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أخبروني. عنهاذاالحجرجزاكم.الله.خيرا
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