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    Geology Rocks

    Golden Selenite

    Apatite crystals from Panasqueira Mine, Panasqueira, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

    Utah Topaz Gallery, Topaz, Topaz on Rhyolite Matrix, Thomas Range, Beautiful cluster of over 6 larger crystals, Super high quality crystals, Prismire Wash, Maynard's Claim, Thomas Range, Utah

    Uranocircite is a uranium mineral with the chemical formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2·10H2O. It is a phosphate mineral which contains barium and is a green to yellow colour. It has a Mohs hardness of about 2. 1.6 x 1.5 cm crystal group of uranocircite with a minor amount of attached matrix. Bergen, Falkenstein, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

    Pink Flame Aura Crystal Quartz Cluster ~ CZ59201

    Michigan fossils - Google Search

    This is a star-shaped quartz cluster with brilliant augelite crystals distributed between the quartz. From Mundo Nuevo Mine, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru. Credit: Rudolf Watzl

    Bright Dioptase crystals that appear to be stalactitic in form but are actually overgrown on needle-like crystals of an unidentified brown mineral. Description from I searched for this on

    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.

    Nice to know! Gemstones chart