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Crystal Specimens

So people are drawn to stones for many reasons, whether they’re collectors, therapists, jewellery makers or just fascinated.

rhodocrosite crystal
A crystal of rhodocrosite with two small quartz points, this rare mineral mostly from Argentina or Peru is more highly prized when the colour is a deep pink, most often occurs with a cream and pink pattern formation. This ones from Peru.

Here’s a couple of crystals specimens, being a good example of quality and of how the crystal actually is formed, often rarer than more common versions of the mineral.

rhodonite crystal
A rhodonite crystal, quite gemmy from Brazil, more common is the opaque pink with black manganese oxide version that forms in a ‘massive’ formation with no crystal shape.

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Blue Amber Sphere

Gorgeous and fairly rare a lovely blue amber sphere from the dominican republic, its called blue amber because it has a dark smokey look which under UV light gives a bluish tone. Uploaded today

blue amber sphere
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Gorgeous Kunzite Tumblestones Bag

kunzite tumblestones

A bargin for today, some lovely hand polished kunzite tumblestones only 1 bag here

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Rutile

classic V shape rutile crystal

Mostly we mention rutile as those silver or golden threads or hairs within quartz, sometimes the term is also used(perhaps mistakenly) when tourmaline or other minerals are present.

Anyway these are actual rutile crystals on their own.

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Ah a little maintenance required

stripping down the cab machine to replace a few items
a perished and worn out wheel

we’ve a few machine we can cut and polish with but this combination unit needs a little attention, new belts, wheels & saw blade. Hopefully we can sell a few stones in order to pay for it!

To keep a certain ‘currently home schooled’ 8 year old occupied we’ve loaned him a tumble polisher, forgetting where he decided to ‘borrow’ the rough stone from. Heres some himalayan fluorite getting ready!

lovely deeper green himalayan fluorite getting ready for a tumble session.
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rhodocrosite crystal

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Well Here’s 2020 – hope its a great one for everyone!

I have to confess, the festive period took its toll with my time line for adding posts and I concentrating on posting orders!

But heres a niggle of mine, crystals and minerals are found in varying qualities or grades, there’s not real standard until you start talking semi / precious gemstones. However i often see A, AA, AAA listed by sellers for labradorite, lapis, dolomite etc perhaps a bright and happy stone but which clearly isn’t the best grade you could find….Anyway before I continue my grumbles heres a clearly top grade lapis lazuli cut as a faceted stone, a gorgeous rich deep royal blue colour, just unfortunate that there a chip on the end, not sure I’m brave enough to repolish but perhaps it could be hidden in a claw type setting…

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Celestine with Sulphur

celestine and sulphur from Italy

A rare combination of celestine and sulphur formed crystals, from Sicily, Italy, gorgeous formed crystals of celestine with bright yellow sulphur crystals.

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Rainbow Garnets

First discovered in 2004 these rare garnets are andradite garnet with an visual look thats pretty rare amongst the garnet family of minerals.

From near Osaka in Japan, although others have been found from Mexico although they appear slightly different coloured more base colour green than brown.

The lightly polished faces have an iridescent colour that can change when rotated, stunning.

lovely rainbow garnets from Japan