Epidote Crystals - looks like a city --- hum interesting- didn't realize the connection i make in my art subconsciously - so cool :)

Epidote & Unakite: Green Epidote Gemstone Info

Epidote is a silicate mineral, a calcium aluminum iron silicate. It has a hardness of 6 to 7 on the Mohs scale. One of its distinguishing characteristics is strong pleochroism, where crystals display different colors -- green, brown and yellow -- as they

LAPIS LAZULI (The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a feldspathoid silicate mineral. Most  also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue), and pyrite (metallic yellow). Some lapis lazuli contains trace amounts of the sulfur-rich löllingite variety geyerite.  Lapis lazuli usually occurs in crystalline marble as a result of contact metamorphism.)- Afghanistan

Lapis Lazuli: The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite to a feldspathoid silicate mineral. Lapis lazuli usually occurs in crystalline marble as a result of contact metamorphism.

India's "snow angel". The specimen is a silicate mineral called apophyllite-(KF), which appears in volcanic rocks.

Shine On: Photos of Dazzling Mineral Specimens

This mineral beauty, dubbed the "snow angel," was discovered during the digging of a well in India. The specimen is a silicate mineral called apophyllite-(KF), which appears in volcanic rocks. Shine On: Photos of Dazzling Mineral Specimens

Eudilayte from Russia -  It is a somewhat rare, red silicate mineral, which forms in alkaline igneous rocks.  Alternative names of eudialyte include: almandine spar and eudalite. Eucolite is the name of an altered form.

Eudilayte from Russia - It is a somewhat rare, red silicate mineral, which forms in alkaline igneous rocks. Alternative names of eudialyte include: almandine spar and eudalite. Eucolite is the name of an altered form.

Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. It fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color.  First described in 1907 by George D. Louderback, who named it benitoite for its occurrence in San Benito County, California.  It is California's official state gem.  Benitiote has a rare 5 pointed crystal form, and an even rarer 6 pointed form, "star of David", with about 24 samples known.

Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. It fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color. First described in 1907 by George D.

Leifite is considered to be a rare and obscure beryllium silicate mineral, and very popular among collectors.  This stone symbolizes the receptive powers of the universe & the magnetism of the Mother Goddess. It can be used for instilling courage and for broadening awareness and intuition. It contributes to a sense of balance when making decisions.  It aids in enhancing ones communication skills.

gem-myriad: “ Leifite is considered to be a rare and obscure beryllium silicate mineral, and very popular among collectors. This stone symbolizes the receptive powers of the univers and the magnetism.

Benitoite crystal on unusal field of snowy white Natrolite. Benitoite is a blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. It is the CA state gemstone.

Benitoite crystal on unusal field of snowy white Natrolite. Benitoite is a blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. It is the California state gemstone.

Pentagonite is a rare silicate mineral with formula Ca(VO)Si4O10·4(H2O). It was named for the unusual twinning which produces an apparent five-fold symmetry. It is a dimorph of cavansite.

Pentagonite is a rare silicate mineral with formula It was named for the unusual twinning which produces an apparent five-fold symmetry. It is a dimorph of cavansite.

Larimar Necklace from the Dominican Republic 4-14mm graduated bead size Larimar necklace, 19" length, sterling silver lobster claw closure. Larimar is a rare blue variety of silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. The colors vary from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. (Photo provided by Wikipedia) Jewelry Necklaces

Larimar Necklace from the Dominican Republic

Larimar Necklace from the Dominican Republic 4-14mm graduated bead size Larimar necklace, 19" length, sterling silver lobster claw closure. Larimar is a rare blue variety of silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. The colors vary from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. (Photo provided by Wikipedia) Jewelry Necklaces

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