Pezzottaite

Say howdy to a relatively new mineral to the rock scene, recognized by the IMA in Sept. 2003. This “pretty in raspberry” mineral is PEZZOTTAITE also known as “raspberyl” and “raspberry beryl.” In addition to being raspberry red, pezzottaite can be orangish-red and pink. Its pleochroism tendencies can also turn it pink-orange, purplish pink and

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K 2 Stone

K2 Stones Ever heard of them? K2 stones refer to newly discovered and rather unusual crystals that were found in the foothills of the world’s second highest mountain in the Karakoram Mountain range. This mountain known as K2. Mount K2 and Mount Godwin Austen, is located between Pakistan and China. K2 stones are considered high

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Spherocobaltite

Here’s a heart chakra related beauty gracing this page… It’s called spherocobaltite, also spelled sphaerocobaltite. The rather different name comes from the Greek word “sphaira” which refers to a sphere and cobalt Spherocobaltite is a cobalt carbonate mineral also known as cobalt calcite and cobaltoan calcite. Its chemical make up is CoCO3 (Cobalt, Carbon and

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Neptunite

So, if planet Neptune rules our intuitive Piscean friends, what astrological sign do you think is associated with NEPTUNITE? If you said Aries, I would suggest you guess again.  😉 This black mineral that is beneficial for Pisceans has a reddish brown appearance caused by its inner inclusions. The composition of this dark silicate mineral

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Hackmanite

Hackmanite is a rare sulfur rich form of sodalite, generally referred to as “pink sodalite”. Most sodalite fluoresces under ultraviolet light and hackmanite is no exception. Hackmanite exhibits something called tenebrescence aka “reversible photochromism” which is considered the rarest of all gemstone optical phenomena. Tenebrescence is the ability of a mineral to indefinitely change colors

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