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Friday Daily Feed, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017
The Rockhound Connection
 
and numerous quotes and images from my Facebook friends.
These are the images and quotes that appeal to my sensibilities or the lack thereof.
Thanks,

Enjoy!  R
This is the star of my Weekly Geology Guest for this week.
“A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide).  H = 9.0.”  Wikipedia.
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Rubies!!
Where are my ruby slippers?
Abundance, Love, Passion
Primary Chakras: Heart, Root
Astrological signs: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
(Pink Cauldron)
Smithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate (ZnCO3), a mineral ore of zinc. H = 4.5″ Wikipedia
Unique rosette Pink Smithsonite. what do you think about it?
“Did anyone one say Tanzanite week? R
Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group.  H  6.5
(Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH)) + (Cr,Sr)”  Wikipedia
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Tanzanite from Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania.
photo:The Arkenstone-irocks
More tanzanite run amok. R
Vibrant Tanzanite crystal from Samax Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania.
Credit: © Bonhams, thanks Amazing Geologist for posting.
More cuprite details = Nice. Must be cuprite month.  R
Cuprite is an oxide mineral composed of copper(I) oxide Cu2O.”  Wikipedia
Wow! Looks cut, but source is dependable = Nice Crystal! R
Gorgeous and perfect Fluorite cristal, Baryte flattened cristals are the base for this perfect cube.Barite has pink colour .
Photo : Mario Miglioli’s
53.05 carat Diamond. Me, just want one?  R
NEW MINERAL @ mim museum
Diamond – mim 1591 – Russia
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Udachnaya-Vostochnaya Trubka, Respublika Sakha, Sibir’
Transparent almost perfect 53.05 carat octahedron with smooth and flat faces, with some slightly modified terminations and inclusions (of flattened sulfide crystals, probably pyrrhotite+pentlandite) in its center. The latter are reflected 4 times thanks to a kaleidoscope effect on the faces. Unlike most diamonds, this one has almost not been dissolved by the kimberlite which must have risen very fast to the surface of the Earth, hence the flat and smooth faces, as well as the straight edges. Such crystals are known in the trade as “Glassies”
Someone help me to identify the layers?
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Not ‘mine’ lol
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Diaboleite, Formula Pb2CuCl2(OH)4, Geology page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_metal

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