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Argulite cArgulite omes from Utah. It is
closely related to rhyolite. Both are products of sediment being super
heated by lava. Also called Earthquake Jasper, a name that it was given
because it's patterns were created by cracks from earthquakes which were
then fused again.
Eye is a type
serpentine. Known for is brilliant chatoyancy and translucent amber color.
Chatoyancy is the sheen or optical reflection in tiger eye. The high reflectivity
of the stone when polished makes it difficult to photograph. It is
a soft stone and care must be taken when shaping and polishing. It
is really a stunning stone and difficult not to fall in love with once you’ve
seen it or worked with it.
crystallizes in the form
of stars stretched into thin plate crystals. Named from the Greek words
"aster" (star) and "filon" (leaf). From Chibine on the Kola peninsula in
the far north of Russia.
is a form of quartz translucent with platy mineral inclusions that give
a shimmering effect called aventurescence. Most commonly green in color,
it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray. Fuchsite is the
typical inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. The majority
of green and blue-green aventurine originates in India.
Azurite Malachite is a combination of
two minerals azurite and malachite. Azurite can undergo a chemical
change that will cause it to become malachite, this results in stone with
the properties and colors of both minerals. Azurite is a brilliant
blue and Malachite a brilliant green resulting is a beautiful stone.
This stone can also contain other minerals such as Cuprite, Calcite,
Chrysocolla, and Copper.
Bertrandite or Tiffany Stone is composed of many minerals,
that vary from sample to sample. It is rare, because it comes from an area
in the west desert of Utah where beryllium is mined and is crushed during
the mining process. The name bertrandite is misleading as it is not the
major mineral in the stone. The name tiffany stone came from the patterns
in the stone resembling tiffany glass. It is an opalized stone that forms
in nodules, composed mostly of opalized fluorite with other minerals such
as quartz, chalcedony, dolomite, rhodonite, manganese oxides, bertrandite,
beryl, opal, and others. Most commonly patterned in purple, blue, white
and black it is an unusual and beautiful gemstone.
the mineral heliotrope and is a form of chalcedony. The "classic" bloodstone
is green jasper with red inclusions. Sometimes other colors are also present,
but these multi-colored gemstones are referred to as "fancy jasper".
The primary source of the stone is India. It is also found in Brazil, China,
Australia, and the United States. In the Middle Ages the red spots were
said to be the blood of Jesus, and the stone was believed to have miraculous