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Rocks, Minerals, Gems, and Fossils (Sold)

COOL COLLECTION Legend First picture Top row, L to R: 1 Small dark purple Amethyst Cluster, Brazil 2 Blue Drusy on Blue Lace Agate, South Africa 3 Azurite, China 4 Malachite, Africa 5 Light Amethyst Cactus Quartz, Brazil (This big … Continue reading

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A Banded Agate With Surrealistic Distortion

This agate may have been distorted by movement when it was still in the gel stage, giving it this cool “melting” surrealistic shape. The same visual effect of distortion can be created by cuttting/grinding a curve on the surface of … Continue reading

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Red Agate

Red in agate is usually caused by iron oxides. The dinosaur bone is a replacement by agate, colored, in part, by iron oxides in the agate material. Fire agate is even more directly affected by iron, as it causes all … Continue reading

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Opals and Agates and Tigereye, My!

Here we go – posts about opals, agates, rare and exotic stones; also jewelry, lapidary, metal smithing and rock hound related subjects! Oh my! All that and a bag of opal chips. Please tell me what you’d like to see … Continue reading

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