“Anthill Garnets” The gems mined by tiny Ants

“Anthill Garnet” Red pyrope garnet Found in Arizona, pyrope is a mineral of the garnet family, found from several localities around the world, but hey why the ones from Arizona are called Anthill garnets? Example HTML page They are called anthill garnets because of their Unexpected/Unusual origin. Their origin is unusual because these Red Gems […]

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Prehnite

“Prehnite” inosilicate of calcium and alluminium prehnite crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system, often forms stalactitic or botroiydal aggregates, vitreous pearly luster Mohs scale hardness of 6-6.5 Specific gravity 2.80-2.90, colour varies from light green,yellow,Colourless,Pink,Blue,White Example HTML page This article will let you know about most of the famous localities which produced Hundreds and thousands […]

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Santa Marie Aux-mines Mineral&Gem show, Being held in Santa Marie Aux-mines France, From June 22-25th

Santa marie aux-mines Mineral&Gem show is one of The main International Mineral&Gem exhibition, that is held Every year in Santa marie aux-mines France, Minerals, Gems, jewelry, Fossils and meteorites dealers from all over the world Participate in the show and Exhibit their finds For sale/Display, a huge number of Visitors are recorded every year during […]

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Grandidierite a Rare Gem Found in Madagascar

Grandidierite is a rare gemstone Discovered by French Naturalist explorer Alferd grandidier in southern Madagascar in 1902, the gemstone was named in honor of him, he studied the natural history and geography of Madagascar, Visited the island several times.   Example HTML page The early acquisition of the crystals were not much of Facet grade […]

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