Thursday, November 26, 2009

Specimens with a beauty beyond this planet!

Magnificent specimens I am glad to welcome to my blog. These are jaw-dropping, breath-taking minerals, with a beauty beyond this world! Some of those are on sale by Exceptional minerals. The description of each mineral follows the order of the pictures:

Golden Calcite (CaCO3)crystal on Barite (BaSO4)from the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.

Gorgeous deep cherry-red Rhodochrosite (MnCO3) rhombs Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral with Quartz on Tetrahedrite matrix from the Millennium Pocket of the Fluorite raise, Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado now closed.

The gold on quartz collected from the San Pedro Mine in Santa Fe county New Mexico is on sale for $45,000 USD, I am sure that the gold price of $1,160 US/oz fueled this price tag among its rarity and beauty, just affordable by affluent collectors, or by well funded museums.

Beryl var. Aquamarine (Be3Al2Si6O18)crystal sitting atop bronze Muscovite (KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2)blades from Nagar, Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas of Pakistan.

Grossular (garnet Ca3Al2(SiO4)3)), and Diopside (CaMg(Si2O6) from Val d'Aosta, Italy.


dahnya said...

Dad...I think diamonds would be a bit more interesting. :)

Jennifer said...

These minerals are stunning, so beautiful

clear skin said...

Interesting pictures.