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Nickel Nodule ~ A piece of electrochemically grown nickel. There are no real crystals present, because the nickel was deposited layer by layer. It is a by-product of galvanising also called electroplating.

Nickel nodule- Now here is a metal behaving properly. None of this crystal stuff for it by George!

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Poster of rock & minerals, showing classification. I NEED this for my room. That way I can dream about earths materials in my sleep. - blast of color which makes it easy to fall in love with rocks!

Awesome rare earth mineral collection Note: Bismuth is manmade but still intriguing to look at.

Stephen H. Richardson, University of Cape Town Diamond with a garnet inclusion

Garnet Inclusion in Diamond This stone is classified as "flawed" but I don't think so. INTERESTING because the diamond in my engagement ring contains a green garnet -- known as tsavorite -- that's why i loved it so much!

Thunderstorm fluorite. The dramatic differences in color are caused by different impurities in the minerals.

The dramatic differences in color are caused by different impurities in the minerals.

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Rutilated Quartz - Rutilated quartz is quartz stone with rutile enclosures. Rutile is a mineral that is made up mostly of titanium dioxide, or As a mineral, rutile is very high on the refractive index and disperses more than almost any other mineral.

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onestonedcrow: “John Schneider Photo - Cerussite (red) with Bayldonite and Calcite The Tsumeb Mine - A Crystal Paradise ”

Beautiful Minerals — geogallery: Erythrite | Morocco

Beautiful Minerals — geogallery: Erythrite | Morocco