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100+ Gemsgem photos 100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure. Emeraldemerald Emerald is the most popular green gemstone in the United States and most of the world. Opal PhotosOpal Pictures of Opal A collection of different types of opal from all around the world and Mars too! Ruby and SapphireRuby and Sapphire Ruby and Sapphire are the 2nd and 3rd most popular colored stones in the United States.
Tanzanitetanzanite Tanzanite was unknown until a few decades ago but it has erupted into wide popularity. Gems from SpaceGems from Space Extraterrestrial Gems A number of materials from space have been used as attractive gems. LabradoriteLabradorite Labradorite is a feldspar gem that can produce bright flashes of iridescent color. TurquoiseTurquoise Turquoise A blue to bluish- green gem material that has been used for over 6000 years.
All About DiamondsDiamond Diamond a collection of photos, articles, facts, maps and graphs about diamonds. TopazTopaz Topaz is a popular birthstone and the #8 mineral in the Mohs Hardness Scale. Ruby and SapphireRuby and Sapphire Ruby & Sapphire are gem corundums - ruby when red, sapphire when other colors. Gemstone BookGemstones of the World Gemstones of the World : A book by Robert Schumann. Over one million copies sold.
U.S. GemstonesU.S. Gemstones United States Gemstones Small mines in the U.S. produce a diversity of gemstones. Ant Hill GarnetsAnt Hill Garnets Ant Hill Garnets are tiny garnets that ants haul to the surface and discard on their anthill. Honest! AmmoliteAmmolite Ammolite is a fossil and a gemstone. It is shell material from fossil ammonites. Fee MiningFee Mining Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find.
PeridotPeridot Peridot is the gem variety of olivine. Derived from the mantle and rarely from meteorites. What Is Jade?Jade Jade has been used as a gemstone and a tool-making material for for 1000s of years. GarnetGarnet Garnet is best known as a red gemstone. It occurs in any color and has many industrial uses. Chatoyant Gemscats eye gems Chatoyant Gems look like the eye of a cat. They have a line of light that moves across the gem.
Blood DiamondsBlood Diamonds Blood Diamonds Illegally-traded diamonds that may have been stolen or used to fund conflict. Fire OpalFire Opal Fire Opal is a transparent to translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red background color. SpinelSpinel Spinel The gemstone that was confused with ruby and sapphire for over 1000 years. AmetrineAmetrine Ametrine is a bicolor quartz (amethyst + citrine) and a gemstone of growing popularity.
SunstoneSunstone Sunstone A feldspar with aventurescence caused by tiny copper inclusions. US Diamond MinesUnited States Diamond Mines US Diamond Mines Where are diamonds mined in the United States? Organic GemsOrganic Gems Organic Gems are gems formed from or by plants or animals. They might also be fossils. Star GarnetStar Garnet Star Garnets are found in only a few locations worldwide. They are the state gems of Idaho.
Amazing Agate PhotosAgates Beautiful Agates A gallery of spectacular agate photos and descriptions by Richard Weston. ScapoliteScapolite Scapolite can be a pretty faceted stone or a translucent cab with cats eye and iris effects. Petrified WoodPetrified Wood Petrified Wood is a fossilized wood that often serves as a colorful gem material. KyaniteKyanite Kyanite is a metamorphic mineral that sometimes has a gemmy transparent blue color.
CabochonsCabochons Cabochons A photo gallery of cabochon gemstones from around the world. Rock TumblersRock Tumblers Rock Tumblers are machines that slowly turn rough rock into beautiful gemstones. Biggest MisconceptionDiamonds from Coal Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal Learn several reasons why the coal origin is false. Arkansas DiamondsArkansas Diamonds You Can Be A Diamond Miner! At the Crater of Diamonds mine you can keep what you find.
IoliteIolite Iolite is the gem variety of the mineral cordierite. An alternative to sapphire and tanzanite. Strontium Titanate0 Strontium Titanate is a man-made diamond simulant with a fire much stronger than diamond. Facts About DiamondsDiamond Facts Facts About Diamonds You are a diamond expert if you know all of these! SpodumeneSpodumene Spodumene is an ore of lithium and the mineral of the gems kunzite and hiddenite.
Iris AgateIris Agate Iris Agate can produce a rainbow of colors when light passes between its thin bands. MalachiteMalachite Malachite has served as a gem material, pigment and ore of copper for thousands of years. RhodochrositeRhodochrosite Rhodochrosite : a manganese mineral used as an ore, a pink gem and an ornamental stone. AndalusiteAndalusite Andalusite is a gem that exhibits strong pleochroism and often has sets of oriented inclusions.
Zoisitezoisite Zoisite is a diverse gem. Tanzanite, thulite and anyolite are three of its gem varieties. US Gem ProductionUS Gemstone Production U.S. Gemstone Production is very low compared to the U.S. being the largest consumer. Rhodoniterhodonite Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate used as a gemstone, an ornamental stone and an ore. Synthetic DiamondsSynthetic Diamonds Synthetic Diamonds of spectacular quality are now being produced in labs.
Chrysoberylchrysoberyl Chrysoberyl an extreme gem. Its hardness is 8.5, can display chatoyance or color-change. Turritella AgateTurritella Agate Turritella Agate is a brown agate containing snail fossils from the Green River Formation. Diamond ProducersDiamond Producers Diamonds are mined in many countries and their relative importance changes frequently. HeleniteHelenite Helenite is a man-made glass produced by fusing ash from the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.
Peanut Wood?Peanut Wood Peanut Wood? Yes! It is a very interesting gem material found in Western Australia. Petrified PalmPetrified Palm Petrified Palm is often confused with petrified wood, but it is a distinctly different material.    

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