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or Wild Horse
called Wild Horse Turquoise, Magnesite is not really turquoise
but a mixture of Magnesite and hematite. Discovered fairly recently in the
southern Arizona in the Gila wilderness area it is a beautiful and popular stone.
This stone is characterized by its creamy white color against a
darker matrix of which can be red, brown, green, or black. The black
variety is known as White Buffalo. It is also known as Viper Jasper
is easily recognized by itís
bands of light and dark green which are formed in stalactites itís massive carvable form is well known. There is a much rarer crystalline form which is
chatoyant. Malachite pseudo morphs the mineral azurite, replacing the
original material, when this process is incomplete it results in
azurite-malachite. Azurite-malachite has patches of both the dark blue
azurite and the green malachite.
is a very heavy metallic mineral that is sometimes found in an agate
matrix as in Marcasite from Nipomo, California. Marcasite in agate
polishes like agate and makes wonderful jewelry. Marcasite has the
same chemical formula as Pyrite, but crystallizes in a different
crystal system, thereby making it a separate mineral. Often mislabeled
because the difference is not apparent without complex analysis.
Marra Mamba Tiger Eye
is the most treasured of all tiger eye gemstones. From the
Pilbara region of Australiaís Hamersley Ranges this stone is
highly valued for its multiple colors and brilliant chatoyancy.
Like tiger iron it contains veins of hematite. Unlike other
tiger eyes it can contain patterns of red, blue, gold and green all on
the same stone. No longer mined it is becoming
increasingly rare and itís value continues to increase.
Maw Sit Sit
is a rare bright green gemstone that has dark-green to black
veining and occasionally white spots. Often called
Maw Sit Sit Jade. It is found near jadeite and jadeite is one of
it's components. It was discovered in the early 60's. The name Maw Sit
Sit comes from the area where it was discovered in Burma. It is a
complex stone found in certain types of metamorphic rock. Its stunning
green color is the result of itís chromium content. Maw Sit Sit is
composed of chromite, ureyite, chrome jadeite, symplektite, chrome
amphibole, and other lighter minerals. Healing Properties
Mookaite is a colorful Jasper from Western Australia in swirls of reds,
yellows and browns. Formed as sediment in erosion zones and as a filler in
Mookaite is another new find from Western Australia near
the Kennedy Ranges. It is Actually a brecciated radiolarite. Very
different in appearance from standard Mookaite but just as colorful.