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Beautiful Turkish pink floral agate from Çubuk/North Ankara.

Beautiful Turkish pink floral agate from Çubuk/North Ankara.

Mineralesque - Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the built up [sic] 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.

Fordite: an anthropocenic mineral "formed from the built 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.

Strengite. Old Indian Mountain locality north of the extinct town of Bluffton, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA (1967)

old Indian Mountain locality north of the extinct town of Bluffton, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA x 2 mm Photo Henry Barwood

Horse Mountain Iris Agate.

Horse Mountain Iris Agate (Tennessee) This looks so much like an opal with all that flash and fire.

agate egg  I am pretty sure this is a dragon egg

Quartz Gem: Druzy Setting Cabochon (it looks like a nebula!) Quartz was used in prehistoric Ireland as a material for tools!

chrysocolla heart healing

love the 'rock trying to be sea trying to be clouds' feel of this one.

Negative Quartz, pretty rare! (you can observe like a footprint of another quartz mineral inside the main mineral: this is why you call it negative) origin: Brasil

Negative Quartz (you can observe like a footprint of another quartz mineral inside the main mineral: this is why you call it negative) origin: Brasil

Crystallized copper "feather" from Itauz Mine, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan.

Sad to say, no more of these at the Denver show, as mining them has stopped, at least for now. This copper \

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