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Gemstones, Rocks, & Crystals Appreciation Thread

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In response to Wjfox's most recent status update.

I decided to do some sleuthing and realized that was the one who posted images of gemstones, but that was for a deeply off-topic thread about a story I was trying to muster the energy to write at the time.

Here's two of my favorite gemstones: the fire opal

 

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And the rainbow opal
Actually, no, it's called a Boulder Opal

 

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Though actual rainbow opals aren't half bad either

 

 

 

Another fun one has to be the bismuth fractal crystal,  an artificial crystal grown from molten metal

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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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Almost magical. 


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Wonderful pics and video. Thanks for creating this thread!!

 

I'll be posting a lot here.



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Painite is a very rare borate mineral. In fact, perhaps the single rarest mineral on Earth


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"This is how geologists collect lava samples from an active volcano."

 

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Cave of the Crystals

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