80 Extremely Beautiful Minerals And Stones
”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!
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Sunset Fire Opal
Would love to own this...my very own private sunset...absolutely beautiful...
Luz Opal With Galaxy Inside
Who's to say that our universe might not be observed in a similar manner in a reality unknown to us?!
Ocean Inside An Opal
Lightning Ridge Black Opal
Worlds Biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘Empress Of Uruguay’
Rose Quartz Geode
Chrysocolla In Malachite
Sunrise in a tiny abalone city, built upon an abalone lake.
Realgar On Calcite
Tourmaline On Quartz With Lepidolite And Cleavelandite
Dragonflies ....fashioned by goblins in the depths of the earth....
Blue Agate Geode
A Heart Of Flesh And Blood ; Carneole
Purple Geode Druzy Stone
1.8 Mm Multicolor Rutile Crystal
The speed of light in space.. Does anyone else feel like these are all pieces of other galaxies?
Gold (Dragon) On Quartz
Phantom In Amethyst
Crystals (xenotime, Zircon) Arranged In A Radiating Polished Slice Of Rock - Chrysanthemumstone
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.
Beautiful Raw Emerald
Amazing Fukang Meteorite
Peacock Coal - McAdoo, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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!
Honey Calcite Glowing Through Fluorite
Peruvian Blue Opal
Colusite & Sphalerite
Azurite And Malachite
Cyanotrichite - Arizona
Iceland Spar Calcite Crystal
Pink Quartz Geode
Azurite & Malachite On Smokey Quartz Point With 'Record Keeper' Markings
this one is the most acurate diagram of the inside of my badussy
Ammolite; Opalized Ammonite Fossil
This is why people take such care when they are unearthing fossils. Beautiful.