Opalized Wood. Super Bright pinfire colors running through natural ironstone. 120 Million Years old Wood.
a bubble freezing at -10º F degrees
Santa Barbara’s Fairy Tale Cottage Listed for $1.7 million.
I think we’ll take it. Where can I sign?
oh my god THAT IS FANTASTIC
today at the tucson gem show. absolute bliss.
Mexican Fire Opal
Benitoite is a rare barium titanium silicate with the chemical formula BaTiSi3O9. It takes its name from its type locality near the San Benito River headwaters in California, USA. It is in fact California’s state gem. At its type locality, benitoite occurs in natrolite veins within schist and serpentinite.
It is usually blue but more rarely may be colourless, white, pink, or purple. The blue variety fluoresces blue under shortwave UV. Clear to white benitoite fluoresces red under long-wave UV. It has a Mohs hardness of 6-6.5.
Tucson 2012 Gallery
San Sntonio Mine, Mexico
Gorgeous Ocean Jasper
Some electric blue cherries of Cavansite are visible over the withish matrix, that is completely covered by little crystals of Stilbite. Some long pearly blades of Heulandite are spread.
Wagholi Quarry, India