is a somewhat rare gemstone,
which is well known for its distinctive colors including magenta, pink, blue,
yellow and brown. Eudialyte is actually made up of several minerals; Sodium,
Calcium, Cerium, Iron, Manganese, Zirconium, Silicon, Hydrogen and Chlorine.
Eudialyte is usually found embedded in the host rock surrounded by other minerals.
Most of the Eudialyte on the market today comes from the Kola Peninsula of Russia.
Eudialyteís rare beauty and distinctive colors have made it popular among mineral
is a mineral that comes in a variety of colors ranging from yellow, pink, blue
green and violet. Especially attractive is rainbow fluorite with itís bands
of color. The violet variety is sometimes mistaken for amethyst. Fluorite crystals
can be either transparent or translucent.
This jasper is full of coquina fossilized
clams. It comes from India and is also known as Elephant Jasper. This
fossil stone forms near the seashore where the tiny clams are mixed with
fossil agate can be found in much of the western area of the U.S. which was
once an inland sea. The turritella was an ancient sea snail with a cone shaped
spiral shell. The tiny shells have been replaced by agate and chalcedony.
There are other similar fossil agates from this inland sea with other species
of marine snails.