”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. However, 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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#5

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

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#6

Opal Fossil

Opal Fossil

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#9

Fluorite

Fluorite

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NikitaJagora
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

Titanium Quartz

Titanium Quartz

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#13

Chrysocolla In Malachite

Chrysocolla In Malachite

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#14

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline

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#15

Azurite

Azurite

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KrissyBoyce
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of an abstract rose , beautiful !

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#16

Bismuth

Bismuth

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KathyVondracek
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#17

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite

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#21

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

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#22

Cobaltocalcite

Cobaltocalcite

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JenBrant
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#29

A Heart Of Flesh And Blood ; Carneole

A Heart Of Flesh And Blood ; Carneole

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#31

1.8 Mm Multicolor Rutile Crystal

1.8 Mm Multicolor Rutile Crystal

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ShanoahTurner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#33

Gold (Dragon) On Quartz

Gold (Dragon) On Quartz

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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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unreal! Proof that everything is connected!

#36

Labradorite

Labradorite

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MarcMessenger
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like those delicious Rock candies

#40

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

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BeccaBritton
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#42

Cuprite, Congo

Cuprite, Congo

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AlmndButtrToast - Alexander McLean
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cuprite, the ruby crystal. It isn’t ruby, rather copper oxide. Its crystal is beautiful! It’s very precious, however, because whenever it’s exposed to any light its color darkens and turns a brownish purple. This is a really nice specimen!

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#43

Honey Calcite Glowing Through Fluorite

Honey Calcite Glowing Through Fluorite

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Channoy Douglas
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful! I love every single type of crystal!

#44

Peruvian Blue Opal

Peruvian Blue Opal

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#45

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

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#46

Colusite & Sphalerite

Colusite & Sphalerite

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#48

Wulfenite Crystal

Wulfenite Crystal

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#49

Azurite And Malachite

Azurite And Malachite

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Irene Khoo
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A piece of Earth in the palm of our hands

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Almost like frosted teaberries! So pretty!!

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#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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sierra meisner
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this one is the most acurate diagram of the inside of my badussy

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#56

Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil

Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil

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TammyChapman
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#58

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

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