”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
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5 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
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5 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
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5 years ago

Enchanting!

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#4

Bismuth

Bismuth

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AustinNguyen
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5 years ago

That's really trippy

wolvesrcool
Community Member
5 years ago

i have some of this , it looks like a small version of where the wizard of oz is or where superman is from !! its amazing!!!

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JackieBurke
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5 years ago

M.C. Escher would have appreciated this.

AlisonBoroski
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5 years ago

This look exactly like a scene from the movie "Interstellar"!

SophieKibble
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5 years ago

I own one of these and it is actually very fragile.

KarenStephens
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5 years ago

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...and poisonous.

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MonicaSorescu
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4 years ago

My brain cried a bit. It tried to follow the lines and failed.

KarenStephens
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5 years ago

Bismuth poisoning exists and mostly affects the kidney, liver, and bladder. Skin and respiratory irritation can also follow exposure to resp

SarahLapp
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4 years ago

It is not poisonous to handle

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GregCastillo
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5 years ago

Very Frank Lloyd Wright-on-acid!

H.Batuhanİlyem
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5 years ago

escherish

Micaiah Nebel
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2 years ago

beautiful very pretty, and made of elements!!!!

Charlie Leivers
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2 years ago

I WANT THIS NOW!!!!!

Luis Hernandez
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2 years ago

IKR XD

LizardGamer202 Lizard
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3 years ago

If you turn it around it looks like a enchanted lost city

LizardGamer202 Lizard
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3 years ago

I have one of these but smallerXD

riley dryad
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3 years ago

woah I can't believe thats a real kind of rock

riley dryad
Community Member
3 years ago

woah, thats real

Kendal Milan
Community Member
4 years ago

That is not a rock

Matt DeBlasio
Community Member
4 years ago

should they be holding that without gloves? That mineral is toxic

SandyCoryell
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing!

BreannaHopjins
Community Member
4 years ago

omg this is like the worlds best mineral

SarahLapp
Community Member
4 years ago

It's an element not a mineral. But still one of my faves!

MaiyaHunter
Community Member
5 years ago

looks like something inside of a computer

MarkStJames
Community Member
5 years ago

It's like an oil slicked labyrinth

frank0ys
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like an advanced ancient civilization left it here.

JamesVanWinkle
Community Member
5 years ago

ancient fossilized computer chip!

pajd
Community Member
5 years ago

I have some bismuth but his is amazing!

MahirCakir
Community Member
5 years ago

Interstellar?

MelanieWilcox
Community Member
5 years ago

getting ready to grow some of our own -my son and I -you can too! -try a google search (although, I doubt they'll come out like this beauty)

CherylConnell
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing.

SherryEdwards
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a mineral !

ThomasBanach
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes it is and in the nature a very ugly one ;) This chrystal is made by humans.

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KathrynKnox
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5 years ago

Amazing.................................

EleanorTotten
Community Member
5 years ago

I have one of these.

DieselDawg
Community Member
5 years ago

The '80s called! They want their mineral back.

ErinBonesteel
Community Member
5 years ago

*lab grown

AlyLopez
Community Member
5 years ago

So perfect!

JessieDriscoll
Community Member
5 years ago

Manufactured.

TraceyKendrew
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like some weird circuit board

JarrodZerr
Community Member
5 years ago

Someone alert the Speaker, the Vex have invaded Earth

SharonHunter
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5 years ago

That's amazingly beautiful.....unbelievable..

RachelFeuerbach
Community Member
5 years ago

It doesn't occur like this naturally, though. They grow the crystals in the lab.

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RosemaryWahlgren
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5 years ago

Beatyful!!!

cosmicfrizz
Community Member
5 years ago

It almost looks like a circuit board. Amazing.

JennyJozwiak
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5 years ago

This looks fake! Like a computer chip of sorts! Very cool!

JennyJozwiak
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5 years ago

It is FAKE in that this sample was grown in a lab..still very cool.

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KarenStephens
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, this is a man made crystal, but it is gorgeous, but deadly to handle too long. It's very poisonous.

SarahLapp
Community Member
4 years ago

No it is not poisonous to handle. Inhaling dust, yes, but handling no.

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StephieCaptor
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5 years ago

aHAHAH Thatt's that mineral they used when someone came out as bisexual by saying "I have 83 protons."

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#5

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

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SophieKibble
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5 years ago

So gorgeous!

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#6

Opal Fossil

Opal Fossil

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AustinNguyen
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5 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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LynetteJohnson-Cooley
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5 years ago

Gorgeous!

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#8

Rose Quartz Geode

Rose Quartz Geode

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LaurieScarborough
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5 years ago

Stunning!

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#9

Fluorite

Fluorite

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NikitaJagora
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5 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
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5 years ago

I bet it tastes like blueberry

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#11

Titanium Quartz

Titanium Quartz

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KrissyBoyce
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5 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous !

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#12

Scolecite

Scolecite

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AngelaScarber
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5 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
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5 years ago

It's like owning your own underground cavern!

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#14

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline

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AlisonBoroski
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5 years ago

Deliciously gorgeous!

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#15

Azurite

Azurite

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KrissyBoyce
Community Member
5 years ago

Reminds me of an abstract rose , beautiful !

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#16

Bismuth

Bismuth

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KathyVondracek
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5 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
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5 years ago

Nature's beautiful juxtaposition.

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#18

Uvarovite

Uvarovite

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RainePatterson
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5 years ago

Kryptonite!!

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#19

Realgar On Calcite

Realgar On Calcite

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KathyVondracek
Community Member
5 years ago

Red Kryptonite settled atop an iceberg.

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#20

Crocoite

Crocoite

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JohnStackhouse
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5 years ago

Martian grass!

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#21

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

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KathyVondracek
Community Member
5 years ago

A shower of gold dust captured in ice.

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#22

Cobaltocalcite

Cobaltocalcite

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JenBrant
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5 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
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5 years ago

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

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#24

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite

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SophieKibble
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5 years ago

It look's like bubblegum!

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#25

Crocoite

Crocoite

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NikitaJagora
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5 years ago

Cinnamon sticks in frosting

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#26

Botswana Agate

Botswana Agate

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#27

Alexandrite

Alexandrite

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CynthiaPrice
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5 years ago

My favorite mineral.

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#28

Blue Agate Geode

Blue Agate Geode

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AlaricViola
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5 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
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5 years ago

Dragon egg !

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#30

Purple Geode Druzy Stone

Purple Geode Druzy Stone

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TammyChapman
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4 years ago

I want this one too.

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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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5 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful.

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#33

Gold (dragon) On Quartz

Gold (dragon) On Quartz

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Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like a golden lizard on a rock

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#34

Phantom In Amethyst

Phantom In Amethyst

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AdrienLawyer
Community Member
5 years ago

Whoa

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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
Community Member
5 years ago

Unreal! Proof that everything is connected!

#36

Labradorite

Labradorite

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MarcMessenger
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
5 years ago

It's like those delicious Rock candies

#38

Opalised Ammonite

Opalised Ammonite

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ShanoahTurner
Community Member
5 years ago

My favorite <3

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#39

Beautiful Raw Emerald

Beautiful Raw Emerald

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Cindy Helms
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1 year ago

Gorgeous

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#40

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

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BeccaBritton
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5 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
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4 years ago

does it burn like regular coal?

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#42

Cuprite, Congo

Cuprite, Congo

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AlmndButtrToast - Alexander McLean
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

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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#44

Peruvian Blue Opal

Peruvian Blue Opal

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Tessa Simpson
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3 months ago

reminds me of the sea but without any waves

#45

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

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Kai Grieb
Community Member
3 years ago

What kind of gem is that?

#46

Colusite & Sphalerite

Colusite & Sphalerite

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StephanieBatten
Community Member
5 years ago

Candy wrapper sculpture

#47

Fire Agate

Fire Agate

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JackieBurke
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5 years ago

Looks like a blister

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#48

Wulfenite (pbmoo4) Crystal

Wulfenite (pbmoo4) Crystal

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JulieHawthorneAldrin
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks a bit like melting gold. Beautiful.

#49

Azurite And Malachite

Azurite And Malachite

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Tessa Simpson
Community Member
3 months ago

stunningly beautiful.

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#50

Cyanotrichite - Arizona

Cyanotrichite - Arizona

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Linda-kay Vasterling
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4 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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Christine Willie
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2 months ago

Looks like real bad case of herpes

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#53

Smaragd

Smaragd

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Tessa Simpson
Community Member
3 months ago

looks a bit like emerald

#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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random internet person
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2 months ago

looks like a poor lil hamster thing is stuck in ice

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#56

Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil

Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil

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TammyChapman
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4 years ago

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

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#57

Aigue-marine

Aigue-marine

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Carrie Blackford
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3 years ago

Beautiful!

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#58

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

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#59

Euchlorine - Russia

Euchlorine - Russia

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Fluorite Wolf (Wolfy)
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
4 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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Tessa Simpson
Community Member
3 months ago

globe

#63

Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite

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AlmndButtrToast - Alexander McLean
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10 months ago

It looks like it’s glowing on the inside!!

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#64

Insect Inclusion Baltic Amber

Insect Inclusion Baltic Amber