”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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#4

Bismuth

Bismuth

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

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

M.C. Escher would have appreciated this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It almost looks like a circuit board. Amazing.

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

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

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

Very Frank Lloyd Wright-on-acid!

Josh Huggett
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i have never seen this before :))

Anthony Ferragine
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That would be perfect for a rainbow room! 🌈

Micaiah Nebel
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

LizardGamer202 Lizard
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

omg this is like the worlds best mineral

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

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

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

looks like something inside of a computer

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

It's like an oil slicked labyrinth

frank0ys
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like an advanced ancient civilization left it here.

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

ancient fossilized computer chip!

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

I have some bismuth but his is amazing!

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looks like some weird circuit board

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

Someone alert the Speaker, the Vex have invaded Earth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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#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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7 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

#38

Opalised Ammonite

Opalised Ammonite