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California Rainbow Obsidian Is a Pure Marvel (PHOTOS)

Colourful obsidian. Photograph: Joseph Martin Obsidian is dense volcanic glass, often rhyolite in composition and sometimes black in shade.  Obsidian with multicolored iridescence brought on by inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles. Obsidian is usually shaped in rhyolite lava flows the place … Continue reading

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Underwater Pictures That Present the Rising Hole Between Two Tectonic Plates

Rising hole: Alex Mustard, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates close to Iceland to seize these spectacular pictures Swimming by way of an space of utmost pure magnificence, this diver surveys the underwater canyons … Continue reading

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Extraordinarily Fantastic New Discover of Skeletal Halites in Poland (Pictures)

Skeletal halite crystal from Sieroszowice mine. Photograph M. Wikiera. Spirifer Minerals specimen. In late 2016 geologists working in Sieroszowice copper-halite mine, whereas go to one of many previous tunnels, found very wealthy and colourful halite mineralization. The tunnel was situated … Continue reading

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The Totally different Beryl Varieties with Photographs

Styles of Bery: Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite, Bixbite, and Heliodorl.  Jeff Scovil photograph Beryl: The Gem Mineral of Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formulation BethreeAl2(SiOthree)6  Beryl is a single mineral with … Continue reading

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mineraliety: It’s pictures like this one by @arkenstoneminerals…

mineraliety: It’s pictures like this one by @arkenstoneminerals that make me particularly bummed I missed Tucson this yr….. /////// instagram.com/arkenstoneminerals mineraliety.com mineralia

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World’s finest piece of opal Worth $900,000 (Photos)

‘Fire Of Australia’ Glitters At South Australian Museum – National Geographic World’s finest piece of uncut opal finds new home at the South Australian Museum The finest uncut opal in existence, the Fire of Australia, has joined the South Australian … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Stones is a Natural Wonder (Photos)

Cherry blossom stones (pinite) (muscovite mica replacing intergrown cordierite-indialite) (mid-Cretaceous, 98 Ma; Kameoka, Honshu Island, Japan). Photo:  John Rakovan et. al. One of the most famous & visually intriguing geologic materials collected in Japan is the cherry blossom stone. These … Continue reading

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Types of Mineral Inclusions with Photos

Rainbow Lattice Sunstone from Mud Tank, Northern Territory, Australia. Photo © Kathy Kirk An inclusion is any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation. In gemology, an inclusion is a characteristic enclosed within a gemstone, or reaching … Continue reading

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Inside Nettlebed Cave: Crystals in a pool (PHOTOS)

Crystal formations in a pool, Photo credit: WHiO Photography Nettlebed Cave, on Mt Arthur in Kahurangi National Park, is New Zealand’s deepest cave at 889 metres. Hundreds of metres below the ground, far beyond where natural light has ever penetrated, … Continue reading

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Types of agate with photos

Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Cryptocrystalline means that the mineral crystals are so fine that they are only vaguely seen in patterns and fine variations. Name:The … Continue reading

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