The geology nerd in me just went nuts! how did i never hear of this? i need this for my mineral collection!🌺 "Cactus quartz (Spirit Quartz) is a new mineral that was discovered in South Africa in February
Quartz crystals with blue needles of Dumortierite inside. The locality, is western Bahia, near Vaca Morta Quarry, a remote and hard to reach area near the border with Tocantins state. - Photo: Jeff ScovilQuartz with Dumortierite inclusions
Learn about rocks and minerals by using this fun scavenger hunt activity. Hide the scavenger hunt fact cards around your classroom and have your students find them, filling out their fact sheet along the way. The perfect activity for a geology lesson!
Rocks and minerals Scratch Test, 2 Simple Investigations to test rock hardness. Using rocks found around your home or on a nature walk, allow children to take this problem-solving hands-on approach to classifying rocks.
Bright Dioptase crystals that appear to be stalactitic in form but are actually overgrown on needle-like crystals of an unidentified brown mineral. The specimen is columnar in form with bright sparkly crystals on all sides