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Septarian Nodule

Slab286 - Septarian Nodule Slab

Between 50 and 70 million years ago, around the time dinosaurs went extinct, these funky mud balls called Septarian Nodules (aka Dragon Eggs) were born!  Today they are appreciated by many a lapadarist and rock collector.  In fact, Joel and Angela paid a visit to Joe’s Rock Shop in Orderville, Utah last summer, and they …

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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 mineral we’ve found on Earth. It is composed mostly of carbon- key to Life as we know it. And we find it in only one small area out of this entire wondrous planet: Karelia, Russia. …

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