”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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6 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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6 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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6 years ago

Enchanting!

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#4

Bismuth

Bismuth

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AustinNguyen
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6 years ago

That's really trippy

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#5

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

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SophieKibble
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6 years ago

So gorgeous!

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#6

Opal Fossil

Opal Fossil

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AustinNguyen
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6 years ago

Reminds me of a hatching dinosaur egg

KarenStephens
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6 years ago

The opal isn't a fossil, what the liquid seeped into and left the opal to crystallize in, is. It's an opalized fossil.

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JosephineVermillion
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6 years ago

It looks like a tree ate a rainbow.

SophieKibble
Community Member
6 years ago

reminds me of an ancient magical tree

adam pilgrim
Community Member
2 years ago

HELLO

TammyChapman
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! This one is very unusual. Beautiful. What are the dimensions on this one??

KarinVandom
Community Member
6 years ago

a mystical old tree

Micaiah Nebel
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks as if somebody found a rare magical artifact

Colleen Limpus
Community Member
4 years ago

Love opal fossicking

Ulrike Benn
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning!

SandyCoryell
Community Member
5 years ago

Looms like wood rings.

DianaAnderson
Community Member
6 years ago

How did God do that, you try it.

CarvingCat
Community Member
6 years ago

This is actually a septaria (Fossilised cracked mud ball) filled in with opal at a later stage.

Sooz
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful almost beyond words.

WayneLKDuarte
Community Member
6 years ago

Very pretty

Zhe Han (Quincy) Luo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

looks like wood with blue opal in it

Carlos Ramirez mares
Community Member
5 months ago

wow a fossil

Jillian Jewett
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful... ლ( º ᗝ º ლ)

AngelKinzie
Community Member
6 years ago

I believe this is from John Church,& is from Vergin Valley Nevada

ChannonDoughty
Community Member
6 years ago

Opalized tree! Just amazing

pajd
Community Member
6 years ago

So beautiful and so very old!

StarlaMiller
Community Member
6 years ago

Where else can you find something that is prettiest with afe?☆♡

MelanieWilcox
Community Member
6 years ago

super special piece - exquisite! -hard to come by specimen -a dream piece!

JeremiahKoons
Community Member
6 years ago

This is a table. Y'all retarded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeskG-bFG9o&ab_channel=Instructables

KathrynKnox
Community Member
6 years ago

Pretty...

EleanorTotten
Community Member
6 years ago

COOL!

DieselDawg
Community Member
6 years ago

Dragon egg!

KathrynBurnham
Community Member
6 years ago

what? insane!

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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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6 years ago

Gorgeous!

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#8

Rose Quartz Geode

Rose Quartz Geode

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LaurieScarborough
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6 years ago

Stunning!

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#9

Fluorite

Fluorite

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NikitaJagora
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6 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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6 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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6 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous !

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#12

Scolecite

Scolecite

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AngelaScarber
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6 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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6 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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6 years ago

Deliciously gorgeous!

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#15

Azurite

Azurite

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KrissyBoyce
Community Member
6 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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6 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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6 years ago

Nature's beautiful juxtaposition.

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#18

Uvarovite

Uvarovite

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RainePatterson
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6 years ago

Kryptonite!!

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#19

Realgar On Calcite

Realgar On Calcite

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KathyVondracek
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6 years ago

Red Kryptonite settled atop an iceberg.

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#20

Crocoite

Crocoite

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JohnStackhouse
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6 years ago

Martian grass!

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#21

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

Fluorite/quartz/pyrite Combination

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KathyVondracek
Community Member
6 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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6 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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6 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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6 years ago

It look's like bubblegum!

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#25

Crocoite

Crocoite

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NikitaJagora
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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 years ago

Dragon egg !

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#30

Purple Geode Druzy Stone

Purple Geode Druzy Stone

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AlaricViola
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6 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
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6 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
5 years ago

Beautiful.

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#33

Gold (Dragon) On Quartz

Gold (Dragon) On Quartz

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Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 years ago

Unreal! Proof that everything is connected!

#36

Labradorite

Labradorite

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MarcMessenger
Community Member
5 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
6 years ago

It's like those delicious Rock candies

#38

Opalised Ammonite

Opalised Ammonite

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ShanoahTurner
Community Member
6 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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2 years ago

Gorgeous

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#40

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

Amazing Fukang Meteorite

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BeccaBritton
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6 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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5 years ago

does it burn like regular coal?

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#42

Cuprite, Congo

Cuprite, Congo

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AlmndButtrToast - Alexander McLean
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1 year 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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1 year ago

reminds me of the sea but without any waves

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#45

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

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Kai Grieb
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4 years ago

What kind of gem is that?

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#46

Colusite & Sphalerite

Colusite & Sphalerite

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StephanieBatten
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6 years ago

Candy wrapper sculpture

#47

Fire Agate

Fire Agate

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JackieBurke
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6 years ago

Looks like a blister

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#48

Wulfenite Crystal

Wulfenite Crystal

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JulieHawthorneAldrin
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6 years ago

It looks a bit like melting gold. Beautiful.

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#49

Azurite And Malachite

Azurite And Malachite

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Irene Khoo
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1 year ago

A piece of Earth in the palm of our hands

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#50

Cyanotrichite - Arizona

Cyanotrichite - Arizona

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VictorDimitriWolfgang
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6 years ago

So infinity <3

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#51

Iceland Spar Calcite Crystal

Iceland Spar Calcite Crystal

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Esther Yan
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3 months ago

????

#52

Pink Quartz Geode

Pink Quartz Geode

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Megan Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Almost like frosted teaberries! So pretty!!

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#53

Emerald

Emerald

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Tessa Simpson
Community Member
1 year 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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MidnightFury
Community Member
7 months ago

This is so beautiful ugh

#55

Chalsedoon

Chalsedoon

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random internet person
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
5 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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4 years ago

Beautiful!

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#58

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

Cuprite - Bisbee, Az

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Ethan Chesa
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4 months ago

me to

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#59

Euchlorine - Russia

Euchlorine - Russia

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Fluorite Wolf (Wolfy)
Community Member
4 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
5 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
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1 year ago

globe

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#62

Olivine

Olivine

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Claire Wolin
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6 months ago

is it just me or is it dirty. gross

#63

Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite

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AlmndButtrToast - Alexander McLean
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1 year ago

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

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#64

Insect Inclusion Baltic Amber

Insect Inclusion Baltic Amber

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Irene Khoo
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1 year ago

frozen in eternity

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#65

Tourmaline

Tourmaline

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RoseannFox
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6 years ago

my husband & I truly enjoyed these. thank you

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#66

Acantithe Coated By Chalcopyrite On White Quartz And Rock

Acantithe Coated By Chalcopyrite On White Quartz And Rock