Well, I'm officially enrolled in school for metalworking and I start this Friday I'm so excited and nervous but I really want to hone in on my skills and learn more tools to bring my designs into fruition. Hoping to use some of these gorgeous Fluorite cabs this weekend. ❤️❤️❤️#fluorite#earthmagick#ritualcravt
Although no new emerald deposits have been officially worked since 1945, Russian emeralds are still famous for their exceptional shades and crystal lucidity, like these remarkably clean, untreated, and oil free gems.
Chlorargyrite on Cerussite, Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia, Cabinet, 10.0 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm, Formerly called "embolite," this rare silver-containing species is now officially named bromium chlorargyrite and remains an uncommon chloride of silver and bromine., For sale from The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. For more details on this piece and others, visit http://www.irocks.com/minerals/specimen/45175
Tucson, Arizona's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show officially starts tomorrow where some of the largest, most incredible wonders will be on display and for sale! The show is a must if you've never been! http://www.visittucson.org/events/gem-show/ Photo via Instagram By @crystalariumla)
Scientists say they've finally spotted our planet's most abundant but most hidden mineral in a natural sample from a meteor 4.5 billion years old, allowing them to characterize the mineral and officially name it. Researchers have selected the name bridgmanite for the mineral previously known as silicate-perovskite, for the chemical makeup and the crystal structure it displays. (Photo : Chi Ma, Caltech
The first traces of poudrette were discovered in the mid 1960s in the Poudrette quarry of Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, but it wasn't officially recognized as a new species of mineral until 1987, and wasn't thoroughly described until as recently as 2003. According to some sources, it's likely that few people will ever encounter a poudretteite specimen in person, and many will likely never even hear of it.
Officially called "blue zoisite" it was marketed as tanzanite by Tiffany & Co., who wanted to capitalize on the rarity of the gem, then only found in Tanzania, but who thought that "blue zoisite" (which might be pronounced like "blue suicide") wouldn't sell well.In June 2003, the Tanzanian government introduced legislation banning the export of unprocessed tanzanite to India (like many gemstones, most tanzanite is cut in Jaipur). The ban has been rationalized as an attempt to spur ...
Rough rodholite - Rhodolite is a varietal name for rose-pink to red mineral pyrope, a species in the garnet group, found in Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina. The name is derived from the Greek for "rose-like", but rhodolite itself is not officially recognised as a mineralogical term. This colouration, and the commonly inclusion-free nature of garnet from this locality, has led to rhodolite being used as a semi-precious gemstone.