Gemstones Crystals. M to Z Names and Pictures.
Pictures of Rough stones, Natural Stones, Tumbled Stones, Cab Stones and faceted stones.
Starting with Malachite, Morganite, Osidian, Opal, Peridot and more
Malachite Hardness–3.5-4 Classification– Carbonate
Found.– France, Russia, Morocca, Namibia, Australia, USA.
Morganite Hardness 7.5-8 Classification– Silicate
Found.— Afghanistan, Brazil, USA.
Obsidian Hardness 5.5 Classification.- Mineraloid.
Colour — Black.
Found— Mexico, Italy, USA, Scotland.
Opal. Hardness 5.5-6 Classification— Silicate
Colours– Every Colour OF rainbow. LOTS of beautiful COLOURS.
Found.– Australia, Mexico, India, Slovakia, Peru, Britain.
Peridot. Hardness.– 6.5-7 Classification — Silicate
Colour.– Yellowish- Green To Green.
Found Red Sea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Arizona, Austrailia.
Phenacite. Hardness 7.5-8 Classification.– Silicate
Colour.– Colourless, White, Yellow, Pink, Brown.
Found.– USA, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia.
Quartz. Hardness 7. Classification.– Silicate
Colour.– Clear is most Common, but also, Smoky, Rose, Green, Blue, Tangerine.
Found.— Europe, Africa, North And South America, Australia.
Rhodochrosite. Hardness–3.5-4 Classification.- Calcite
Rhodonite. Hardness 5.5-6.5 Classification.– Silicate.
Colour.–Rosy Pink To Brownish Red.
Found. Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Russia, Sweden.
Ruby. Hardness.–9 Classification.– Oxide.
Found.– Thailand, India, USA, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Madagascar, Sri Lanka.
Sapphire. Hardness.- 9. Classification.-Oxide.
Colour.– Blue, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Green, White, Black.
Found.– Sri Lanka, Australia, Pakistan, India, Myanmar.
Selenite. Hardness.– 2. Classification.– Sulphate.
Colour.- Clear, White, Red, Grey, Brown, Yellow.
Shattuckite. Hardness.– 3.5 Classification.– Silicate.
Colour.– Light to Dark Blue.
Found.- Arizona, USA.
Sugilite. Hardness.–6.5 Classification.–Silicate.
Found.– South Africa, Japan, Canada.
This are very beautiful gemstones. I have tried to give a over view picture on each gemstone.
If you want to get or start a collection be careful because there is a lot of lab created gemstones out there.
One of the best ways to collect is to join your local lapidary club, or you can pick a lot of stones up at gem fest that are held over the country side. Or you can go out and find them your self. go camping.
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