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<3 Galena

Shiny silver galena (PbS- lead sulfide) and and shiny gold pyrite (FeS - iron sulfide) are almost exactly the same formula. What a difference one type of atom vs another makes!

Stunning backlight Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria

The range of colours shown by fluorite is equaled by few other gemstones. It may occur in beautiful cubic crystals or as a massive crystalline variety displaying banded or radiating patterns. Although the stone is somewhat soft for use as a normal.

Fire opal growing in the rings of a tree

Fire opal growing in the rings of a tree

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

Red Plume Moss Agate Stone Cabochon 255 carats par FenderMinerals,

Moss Agate: a grounding stone connected to nature; this is a stone of new beginnings and a facilitator of breaks from blockages and the release of old thought patterns; improves self-esteem and reduces fear and stress.

Tanzanite from the Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania / Chalcopyrite on pyrite; Recuerdo Vein, from Huanzala Mine, Peru  via irocks.com

open heart, free spirit

Chalcopyrite Pyrite, also called "Fool's gold". All that glitters is not gold.

DIOPTASE Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of CONGO (Brazzaville)

themagicfarawayttree: “ DIOPTASE Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of CONGO (Brazzaville) ”

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Vivid Moroccan fluorite on barite. This wonderful, bright, unusually colored specimen is very different from most Moroccan fluorites we have seen. Mined in it comes from the Taourirt Mine (near Taourirt, 108 km. south of Oujda, in the Oriental Region).

Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Huanuco Dept., Peru -- A brilliant group of striated Pyrite cubes adorned with numerous rounded crystal groups of Sphalerite.

Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Huanuco Dept., Peru -- A brilliant group of striated Pyrite cubes adorned with numerous rounded crystal groups of Sphalerite.

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