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January 26, 2014

Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”

“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”


29.6 carat Blue Diamond find:[1481149298778663]&action_type_map=[%22og.recommends%22]&action_ref_map=[%22AddThis_Blogs%22]

Gemstone Guesses

We will continue down the Chalcedony path and look at all the branches.

To date:  Chalcedony is the crypocrystalline variety of quartz and includes  agate, aventurine, bloodstone, blue chalcedony, carnelian, chert, crysophrase, flint, jasper, mtorolite, flint, onyx, petrified dinosaur bone, petrified wood, plasma, prase, sardonyx, thunder eggs, white chalcedony.

    Carnelian is our guest this week.
Note:  There was no good mineralogical description.


Carnelian Jewelry

Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore

No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.

Figure 1:    Carnelian, Egyptian Necklace.
Figure 2:    Carnelian.  Korwin signet-ring.
Figure 3:    Carnelian_intaglio_Prolemaic_queen_CdM_Paris
Figure 4:    Carnelian_sard.
Figure 5:    Cornelian_necklace, 1200-1400BC

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Have A Good Week!


Carnelian.  Egyptian_-_Necklace Carnelian.  Korwin_signet-ring1 Carnelian_intaglio_Prolemaic_queen_CdM_Paris Carnelian_sard_(mineral_specimen) Cornelian_necklace, 1200-1400BC

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