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Calcite su fluorite da yaogangxian, Cina (esemplare: bene Mineral International, fotografia: James Elliott)

A natural stone rose: Calcite on Fluorite from Yaogangxian, China (specimen: Fine Mineral International, photography: James Elliott)

Natrolite et Apophyllite.

Natrolite and Apophyllite. These two minerals, white spiky crystals and green transluscent crystals respectively, are part of the Zeolite family of minerals which are found in profusion in and around Pune in northwestern India.

Rhodochrosite with Quartz - Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Rumania 64mm x 44mm x 33mm Rosette aggregates of flattened lenticular crystals with a very intense and uniform pink color, on matrix, with Quartz.

Rhodochrosite with Quartz - Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

Azzurite - Poteryaevskoe Mine, Western - Siberian Region

Azurite rose/ Poteryaevskoe Mine, Western-Siberian Region, Russia It kinda looks like a flower :)

Smithsonite-Azurite, "Bird's Nest"  Touissit Mine, Morocco  41mm  Jeff Starr Collection, Joe Budd Photo

Smithsonite-Azurite, "Bird's Nest" Touissit Mine, Morocco Jeff Starr Collection : Smithsonites : Mineral Photographer - Professional Gemstone and Specimen Photography by Joe Budd.

Halite (by stefan_fotos) Link to Flickr site where he has many nice photos of minerals... http://www.flickr.com/photos/31223088@N08/sets/72157608647167174/

FYI, the majority of mined gemstones actually grow naturally in crystal formations, such as this one!

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