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Uvarovite

fossil-brains: “Uvarovite, one of the rarest minerals in the garnet group ”

carved gem silica/malachte/chrysocolla by Jeannius Designs, via Flickr

carved gem silica/malachte/chrysocolla by Jeannius Designs, via Flickr

"GeoPicture of the week: Tree fossil with opal growth rings -- This is an very rare sample: opal can be fairly common in petrified wood, but this is a fire opal, which makes it so much more valuable. …So how did this magnificent opalized tree came to be? Initially, water filled the cracks and empty spaces of the source fossil, and the silica content in the water hardened and turned into opal or chalcedony."

sun-hawk submitted: Amazing Rare Opalized Wood Boulder Opal with Bright Emerald Green and Blue Growth Rings.

ACTUAL gems from /r/geologyporn - Imgur

ACTUAL gems from /r/geologyporn

Strengite is a relatively rare iron phosphate mineral. The mineral is named after the German mineralogist Johann August Streng It can range from lavender, pink or purple in hue.

Deep Green Veszelyite

Gorgeous Geology Terminated and lustrous crystals of blue-green Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite County, Montana, USA.

A druze coated crystal that looks like it was coated with gold leaf.

Pure gold chunks with diamond dust (kept under my bed with the rest of my jewels.

Book of Shadows:  Colored Gemstone Wheel. | See more about Gemstone, Wheels and Book Of Shadows.

Book of Shadows: Colored Gemstone Wheel. << I need this because one of my main characters happens to be a dragon boy and so obviously has an obsession with gems ;

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