Bobbie Bryson

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:39:47 +0000

Quartz on Muscovit (photo by Heritage Auctions)

    VIVIANITE ~ Huanuni Mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia

    "Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished.[1] It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.[2] In recent times the material has been recycled as eco friendly jewelry" I also know that the overspray build up stopped around 1972 and all of the fordite around is from old collections...

    Quartz with Phantom from Minas Gerais, Brazil. / Mineral Friends <3

    Benitoite and Neptunite, California USA

    Apatite on Arsenopyrite Panasqueira, Portugal...

    Quartz on Schorl / Mineral Friends <3

    Osmium is both the densest and the rarest element that you can dig out of the Earth. It's so hard that it's used in places with constant pressure and wear, like the tips of fountain pens. One single cubic inch of this stuff weighs nearly a pound, and were you to somehow get a cubic foot of it, it would weigh over 1,400 pounds. Good luck with that, though: last year, the entire U.S. osmium production was only 165 pounds.

    Minerals:Crystals, VANADINITE. ...

    Gemmy crystal of tri-colored Elbaite with a Quartz at top! This fat crystal begins with a dark green base. The dark green changes over to an pretty grassy-green near its midpoint and eventually to a raspberry-pink at the top termination. This specimen has a lot going for it for the size, including a pink Tourmaline attachment along the left side. Measures 4.7 cm by 3.5 cm by 3 cm in total size. Listed Price $895

    Quartz Half Closed Gwindel - Le Trient glacier, Le Trient Valley, Wallis, Switzerland Size: 4.0 x 3.1 x 1.4 cm

    Quartz var.Smoky Gwindel - Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Berne, Switzerland Size: 7.5 x 6.0 x 2.5 cm