Purpurite

Purpurite is a fairly rare manganese iron phosphate mineral. Its content of iron depends on its locale. Primary places where this less common mineral grows are Australia, France, Namibia and Maine in the U.S. Purpurite grows in a “massive form” with a matte (dull) finish. Massive refers to a mineral with no distinct crystal shape.

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Chrysoprase – Au Natural

I love posting photos of chrysoprase in the raw or “au natural” as I like to call it. There is something about this sea foam green coloring that melts my heart and makes my eyes go ga ga. For me, this happens more with natural chrysoprase than polished chrysoprase. That delicious apple green sandwiched in

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