Smoky quartz is an excellent stone for removing negativity of any kind. Very protective and grounding stone. Brings physical and mental protection and protection from negative energy. It enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal goals.
Chrysanthemum Rock, China - This chrysanthemum rock is an unusually perfect specimen. This close-up shows the 1 pound stone pattern that is flower-like and provides the name. It is made of celestite and calcium deposits on black limestone.
A stunning Tourmaline specimen from the Pederneira mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The photo is by German photographer Malte Sickinger - Tourmaline Crystal Structure / Watermelon Tourmaline / Rocks / Gems /
Topaz ( Aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide) is a common gemstone that has been used for centuries in jewelry. Its golden brown to yellow color is classic but is confused with the less valuable citrine, which is sometimes sold under the name topaz.
Mineral crystals grow under a variety of conditions. Slow cooling of magma (melted rock) deep within the Earth generally leads to a rock such as granite with visible crystals of feldspar, quartz, mica, amphibole and other minerals.