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Slab286 - Septarian Nodule Slab

Septarian Nodule

Between 50 and 70 million years ago, around the time dinosaurs went extinct, these funky mud balls called Septarian Nodules …
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copper canyon lapidary rockhounding

Our 2020 Summer Rockhounding Trip- Agates and Septarian Nodules

Hello, everybody! Angela here. Every Summer my husband Joel and I pack our tent into the truck and do a …
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Assorted Chrysocolla Polished Pieces

Colorful Chrysocolla

What Kind of Mineral is Chrysocolla? Chrysocolla is a secondary hydrated copper phyllo-silicate mineral. It’s chemical formula is CuSiO3·2H2O. Color …
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bytownite

Brilliant Bytownite

Bytownite is sometimes referred to as golden labradorite, although it is truly a rare form of plagioclase feldspar. It does …
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Marvelous Malachite

Malachite (Cu2Co3Oh2) is an important copper ore mineral, ranging in color from bright to dark green. Its color tone can …
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shungite

Shungite – The Stone of Life

Shungite is a very unusual, silver to black color “rock”. What’s inside is a molecular structure different than any other …
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Courtenay Rose Quartz

All About Rose Quartz

WHAT IS ROSE QUARTZ AND HOW IS IT FORMED? THE COLOR OF ROSE QUARTZ ASTERISM / STAR ROSE QUARTZ      …
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Yttrium Fluorite

Purple Yttrium (Lavender Fluorite)

We offer slabs and cabbing/carving rough of purple Yttrium (Lavender Fluorite) on our website, so here’s a page with a …
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Goldstone rough

All about Goldstone

AVENTURINE GLASS, or Goldstone is widely adored for the way it glitters in the light. It looks as though it …
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