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Though it may not look extraordinary, this is our most important NYC mineral, according to Jamie Newman (@jamienamnhorg) Collection manager at the Museum. The “Subway Garnet” was found in 1885 on 35th Street and Madison Avenue. Shot by @jnsilva #InsideAMNH

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Though it may not look extraordinary, this is our most important NYC mineral, according to Jamie Newman ( Collection manager at the Museum. The “Subway Garnet” was found in 1885 on Street and Madison Avenue.

Almandine Garnet in schist from Stikine River delta, Wrangell Island, Alaska

Almandine Garnet in schist from Stikine River delta, Wrangell Island, Alaska Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive

pictures of gems and minerals of alaska | ... while staying in a little A-frame cabin north of Ketchikan, Alaska

just like the ones my sister and I found while staying in a little A-frame cabin north of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Berilo-vermelho: é uma variedade de berilo.

Bixbite, the "red emerald" is the most rare jewel on Earth. A ct stone is considered large. The only known site for red beryl is Utah.

Scorodite is a common hydrated iron arsenate mineral.  It is found in hydrothermal deposits and as a secondary mineral in gossans (intensely oxidized, weathered or decomposed rock) worldwide.  Scorodite weathers to limonite.  Named from the Greek Scorodion, "garlicky";  when heated it smells of garlic.

Scorodite is a common hydrated iron arsenate mineral. It is found in hydrothermal deposits and as a secondary mineral in gossans (intensely oxidized, weathered or decomposed rock) worldwide. Scorodite weathers to limonite. Named from the Greek Scorodio

Inside a Rough Opal

Gem quality opal from Australia. SEM Image of the opal. Compare near-gem quality opal and gem-quality fire opal x magnification) from (dry) Lake Tecopa, Inyo County, California, USA; SEM images courtesy of Ma Chi

Celestite Crystal

Celestite crystals are a pale blue and white toned crystals that inspire ease of mind and soul.

Washington Minerals Homepage, mineral localities of Washington state

Washington Minerals is an educational resource providing information about Washington state's mineral occurrences and their associated geology.

Quartz "Doorway" Specimen |This quartz specimen looks to be a mix of quartz and amethyst. The tall rectangular form of the lighter crystals rise in a form like a doorway to another world. This is a "Mineral Oddity".

quartz "doorway" specimen - this quartz specimen looks to be a mix of quartz and amethyst. the tall rectangular form of the lighter crystals rise in a form like a doorway to another world. this is a "mineral oddity"

Smokey Quartz - os cristais parecer uma aldeia na encosta de uma montanha.  por Eva

Smokey Quartz Elestial- the crystals look like a village on the side of a mountain.

Washington Minerals Homepage, mineral localities of Washington state

Washington Minerals is an educational resource providing information about Washington state's mineral occurrences and their associated geology.

Baltic amber containing a small snake

Daily Morning Awesomeness (35 Photos)

pearl-nautilus:Ancient Amber - baby snake - 50 million years old / Mineral Friends

Astonishing quartz crystal with full complete phantom!- Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil Photo: The Geology Man (Personal Collection) Amazing Geologist

The Cullinan diamond was the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found at 3106.75 carats (621.35 g). It was cut into 105 diamonds including the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, 530.2 carats (106.04 g), and the Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, 317.4 carats (63.48 g), both of which are now part of the British Crown Jewels.

Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone

carat, Cullinan diamond rough, largest of its kind: A glass model replica of the Cullinan diamond in its original rough state-SR

The Springwater meteorite is a pallasite, stony iron meteorite, found in 1931 near the town of Springwater, located about 100 miles west of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Springwater meteorite is a pallasite (stony iron meteorite), found in 1931 near the town of Springwater, located about 100 miles west of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Light shows off the honeycomb effect.

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