”Mineral” is not the first thing to come to mind when you hear the word “beauty,” and that‘s a pity because they look so, so neat. This selection of some of the pretty minerals and stones in the world will be a feast for your eyes.

A mineral is a naturally occurring substance that is solid and inorganic representable by a chemical formula and has an ordered atomic structure. Rocks, unlike minerals, don't have a specific chemical composition and can be made of both minerals or non-minerals. Although there are over 4,900 known types of these cool minerals, the ones here are just the most beautiful ones that our readers and we could find.

Check our compilation of beautiful rocks and pretty stones below!

#1

Sunset Fire Opal

Sunset Fire Opal

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SharonHunter 4 years ago

Would love to own this...my very own private sunset...absolutely beautiful...

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#2

Luz Opal With Galaxy Inside

Luz Opal With Galaxy Inside

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CharlotteAuxFraises 4 years ago

Who's to say that our universe might not be observed in a similar manner in a reality unknown to us?!

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#3

Ocean Inside An Opal

Ocean Inside An Opal

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CharlotteAuxFraises 4 years ago

Enchanting!

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#4

Bismuth

Bismuth

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AustinNguyen 4 years ago

That's really trippy

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#5

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

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SophieKibble 4 years ago

So gorgeous!

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#6

Opal Fossil

Opal Fossil

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AustinNguyen 4 years ago

Reminds me of a hatching dinosaur egg

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#7

Worlds Biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘empress Of Uruguay’

Worlds Biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘empress Of Uruguay’

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#8

Rose Quartz Geode

Rose Quartz Geode

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LaurieScarborough 4 years ago

Stunning!

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#9

Fluorite

Fluorite

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NikitaJagora 4 years ago

Netherite Ore Imbibe into gear for +5 Dark ATK, +5 INT

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#10

Burmese Tourmaline

Burmese Tourmaline

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AnthonyGunawan 4 years ago

I bet it tastes like blueberry

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#11

Titanium Quartz

Titanium Quartz

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KrissyBoyce 4 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous !

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#12

Scolecite

Scolecite

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AngelaScarber 4 years ago

It's a mini Fortress of Solitude!

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#13

Chrysocolla In Malachite

Chrysocolla In Malachite

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llbuccola 4 years ago

It's like owning your own underground cavern!

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#14

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline

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AlisonBoroski 4 years ago

Deliciously gorgeous!

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#15

Azurite

Azurite

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KrissyBoyce 4 years ago

Reminds me of an abstract rose , beautiful !

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#16

Bismuth

Bismuth

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KathyVondracek 4 years ago

Sunrise in a tiny abalone city, built upon an abalone lake.

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#17

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite

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AlisonBoroski 4 years ago

Nature's beautiful juxtaposition.

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#18

Uvarovite

Uvarovite

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RainePatterson 4 years ago

Kryptonite!!

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#19

Realgar On Calcite

Realgar On Calcite

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KathyVondracek 4 years ago

Red Kryptonite settled atop an iceberg.

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#20

Crocoite

Crocoite

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JohnStackhouse 4 years ago

Martian grass!

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#21

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

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KathyVondracek 4 years ago

A shower of gold dust captured in ice.

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#22

Cobaltocalcite

Cobaltocalcite

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JenBrant 4 years ago

To me, it looks like lots of little faces, screaming. Still pretty though. :)

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#23

Tourmaline On Quartz With Lepidolite And Cleavelandite

Tourmaline On Quartz With Lepidolite And Cleavelandite

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RebeccaDavis 4 years ago

Dragonflies ....fashioned by goblins in the depths of the earth....

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#24

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite

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SophieKibble 4 years ago

It look's like bubblegum!

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#25

Crocoite

Crocoite

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NikitaJagora 4 years ago

Cinnamon sticks in frosting

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#27

Alexandrite

Alexandrite

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CynthiaPrice 4 years ago

My favorite mineral.

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#28

Blue Agate Geode

Blue Agate Geode

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AlaricViola 4 years ago

dyed

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#29

A Heart Of Flesh And Blood ; Carneole

A Heart Of Flesh And Blood ; Carneole

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JorisAltenbach 4 years ago

Dragon egg !

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#30

Purple Geode Druzy Stone

Purple Geode Druzy Stone

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AlaricViola 4 years ago

dyed

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#31

1.8 Mm Multicolor Rutile Crystal

1.8 Mm Multicolor Rutile Crystal

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ShanoahTurner 4 years ago

The speed of light in space.. Does anyone else feel like these are all pieces of other galaxies?

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#32

#26 Obsidian

#26 Obsidian

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

Beautiful.

#33

Gold (dragon) On Quartz

Gold (dragon) On Quartz

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4 years ago

Looks like a golden lizard on a rock

#34

Phantom In Amethyst

Phantom In Amethyst

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

Want this one for my daughter.

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#35

Crystals (xenotime, Zircon) Arranged In A Radiating Polished Slice Of Rock - Chrysanthemumstone

Crystals (xenotime, Zircon) Arranged In A Radiating Polished Slice Of Rock - Chrysanthemumstone

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SimonaTcherneva 4 years ago

Unreal! Proof that everything is connected!

#36

Labradorite

Labradorite

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MarcMessenger 3 years ago

Nah this should be #1 Labradorite is an amazing stone, I love that it demands your attention and manipulation if you're to ever hope to see all of the plays of colour, and in varying lights if you want to see the full range of colours in some of them. A gorgeous, physical reminder that nature has a beauty beyond pretty scenery and in such small packages.

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#37

Wulfenite

Wulfenite

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CeliaRoss 4 years ago

It's like those delicious Rock candies

#38

Opalised Ammonite

Opalised Ammonite

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ShanoahTurner 4 years ago

My favorite <3

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#39

Beautiful Raw Emerald

Beautiful Raw Emerald

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CeliaRoss 4 years ago

Looks like rock candy <3

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#40

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

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BeccaBritton 4 years ago

that's pallasite... esquel pallasite to be precise..

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#41

Peacock Coal - Mcadoo, Pennsylvania, U.s.a.

Peacock Coal - Mcadoo, Pennsylvania, U.s.a.

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MarciaWalsh 3 years ago

does it burn like regular coal?

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#42

Cuprite, Congo

Cuprite, Congo

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#43

Honey Calcite Glowing Through Fluorite

Honey Calcite Glowing Through Fluorite

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#44

Peruvian Blue Opal

Peruvian Blue Opal

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#45

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

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Kai Grieb 1 year ago

What kind of gem is that?

#46

Colusite & Sphalerite

Colusite & Sphalerite

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StephanieBatten 4 years ago

Candy wrapper sculpture

#47

Fire Agate

Fire Agate

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JackieBurke 4 years ago

Looks like a blister

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#48

Wulfenite (pbmoo4) Crystal

Wulfenite (pbmoo4) Crystal

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JulieHawthorneAldrin 4 years ago

It looks a bit like melting gold. Beautiful.

#49

Azurite And Malachite

Azurite And Malachite

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#50

Cyanotrichite - Arizona

Cyanotrichite - Arizona

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Linda-kay Vasterling 2 years ago

Fireworks!

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#51

Iceland Spar Calcite Crystal

Iceland Spar Calcite Crystal

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#52

Pink Quartz Geode

Pink Quartz Geode

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Megan Watson 1 year ago

Almost like frosted teaberries! So pretty!!

#54

Azurite & Malachite On Smokey Quartz Point With 'record Keeper' Markings

Azurite & Malachite On Smokey Quartz Point With 'record Keeper' Markings

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#55

Chalsedoon

Chalsedoon

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#56

Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil

Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

This is why people take such care when they are unearthing fossils. Beautiful.

#57

Aigue-marine

Aigue-marine

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Carrie Blackford 2 years ago

Beautiful!

#58

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

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#59

Euchlorine - Russia

Euchlorine - Russia

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Fluorite Wolf (Wolfy) 2 years ago

Looks like cells... : )

#60

Esquel Pallasite Meteorite - Only Comes From Space

Esquel Pallasite Meteorite - Only Comes From Space

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

Is it me? Or do all the ones that come from meteors seem to glow from the inside??

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#61

Sunny Blue Sky, Ceylon Sapphire

Sunny Blue Sky, Ceylon Sapphire

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#63

Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite

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CeliaRoss 4 years ago

Looks like someone with awesome hair haha

#64

Insect Inclusion Baltic Amber

Insect Inclusion Baltic Amber

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ben ferrier 4 months ago

hello 8E1

#65

Tourmaline

Tourmaline

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RoseannFox 4 years ago

my husband & I truly enjoyed these. thank you

#66

Acantithe Coated By Chalcopyrite On White Quartz And Rock

Acantithe Coated By Chalcopyrite On White Quartz And Rock

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Дмитрий Иванов 2 years ago

Emmm Is it just Me or doess this particular picture mineral piece looks like a some kind of warrior standing on the knee and holding a sword in his left outstretched arm?

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#67

Native Silver - British Columbia

Native Silver - British Columbia

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ben ferrier 4 months ago

i am lonley

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#68

Labradorit

Labradorit

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

Beautiful.

#69

John's Rock's

John's Rock's

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

Wow!!! That is gorgeous. I would love to have a smaller piece of that one.

#70

Manganite - South Africa

Manganite - South Africa

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MarciaWalsh 3 years ago

this would make beautiful jewelry

#71

Rainbow Lattice Sunstone - Australia

Rainbow Lattice Sunstone - Australia

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AviralSharma 4 years ago

WOW!!!

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#72

Iridescent Mass

Iridescent Mass

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#73

Spectrolite (a Variety Of Labradorite Found Only In Finland)

Spectrolite (a Variety Of Labradorite Found Only In Finland)

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

WOW!!!! I want all of them... specifically the ones that would fit in the palm of my hand or smaller. I have small hands.

#74

Acanthite Coated By Chalcopyrite And Silver Wires

Acanthite Coated By Chalcopyrite And Silver Wires

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/real Paper jam Sans (ժíՏՏɑԹօíղԵʍҽղԵ) 2 years ago

Looks like some sorta battle

#75

Calcite -romania

Calcite -romania

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MarciaWalsh 3 years ago

it looks like snowy coral

#76

A Better Snap Of The Labradorite

A Better Snap Of The Labradorite

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#77

Raw Amber

Raw Amber

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#78

Beautiful Rocks From Rubyfall Georgia

Beautiful Rocks From Rubyfall Georgia

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

I want them ALL. And yes I am being greedy...lol.

#79

Leopards Labradorite

Leopards Labradorite

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Genevieve Halloran 5 months ago

boring

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