PICTURES

 

An Amethyst point, grown from a seed in a geode somewhere.

This is banded flourite.

Brilliant Cut Glass

Not the Himalayas, but a Citrine point.

A Banded Flourite slab showing growth and color lines.

Smokey Quartz.

Differently colored Tourmaline stones.

Now for other people's pictures.
Here's a picture of a twinned crystal of aquamarine (the blue variety of beryl).
Green beryl is called emerald.

This one speaks for itself. Notice the hexagonal shape of the beryl crystal.

Flourite and Galena are both cubic.

Graphite's hexagonal growth patterns shown.

Quartz crystal.

Peridot crystal of great quality. Usually the crystals are worn away by the
eroding of mountains that Peridot forms in. If you blast into the mountain,
you can get a crystal that hasn't eroded.

A "Quartz Sceptor," when a crystal grows on the end of another crystal.

Closeup of a Watermellon Tourmaline crystal, named because its
color changes between green and pink (often in a cross section).

A perfect octahedron of cubic Zircon. This is a natural crystal. The
Cubic Zirconia that we all know and love is a synthetic version
of the same chemical makeup. Bless CZ for pink ice!

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