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Aquamarine Gemstone | Aquamarine Stone

This 3.36-ct. gem is an emerald cut, which is typical for aquamarine. Sea Blue. Aquamarine''s most valuable color is a dark blue to slightly greenish blue. High Clarity. Like all fine aquamarines, this gem is free of eye-visible inclusions. Mineral Specimen. This fine 3x3x7 cm aquamarine mineral specimen is from Balistan, Pakistan. Columnar Form.

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Gem & Mineral Identification | Treasure Quest Mining

Topaz – One of the seven precious gemstones, it can be found in a variety of colors, pink being the rarest and valuable. This stone''s color range includes yellow, brown, orange, blue, green, pink, and clear. Topaz is considered the birthstone for November along with Citrine.

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Rare Gems and Minerals Found in Colorado

The geology of Colorado has produced a wide array of gems and minerals. Many of these quite valuable to collectors, and weekend rockhounds can go out and find many of them. Valuable minerals like rhodochrosite, turquoise, topaz, sapphire, garnets, amethyst, and jasper is all found in Colorado.

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Rockhounding In COLORADO: Rocks and Gems And …

2021-9-25 · Pikes Peak is one of the prime areas for rock collecting in Colorado, and one of the few that''s also famous outside of the state. There have been books written just on the unique geology of the area, and the many minerals that can be found in the mountains here. The area has tons of hunting spots, but the majority of the stones …

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Jasper Gemstones

2020-2-3 · Jasper can be found on every continent in the world. Even older than we thought Primitive stone axes made from Jasper have been found in Omo Valley in Ethiopia and dated to 2.5 million years old. Bloodstone is a type of Jasper and …

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The Rai Stones are huge stone wheels used as currency on ...

Gems in Colorado - Where to Find Topaz and Rhodochrosite ...

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The Rai Stones are huge stone wheels used as currency on ...

2017-12-28 · The smallest ones were just 7-8 centimeters, while the largest ones were up to 3.6 meters in diameter and 0.5 meters thick. These huge stone wheels weighed up to four metric tons. The size and the craftsmanship of a particular Rai Stone were only a small part of its real value. What made the stones precious was their history.

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Rare Gems and Minerals Found in Colorado

The crystals found here can be as large as 4-6 inches long. There have also sightings of the gemstone in the red bed of Colorado, 2 miles south west of the town of Hartselle. Aquamarine Aquamarine is a semi-precious gem with fascinatingly beautiful and adorable appearance.

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Common Beach Stone Identification (Including Dolomite ...

2021-5-18 · A guide to identifying beach stones found along the shorelines of Lake Michigan, with photos and info about syenite, rhyolite, pumice, dolomite, quartz, wishing stones, heart stones, quartzite, Presque Island serpentinite, diabase, pegmatite, conglomerate, and banded metamorphic rocks!

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Gems in Colorado

2016-10-14 · The thrill of the hunt is what it''s all about, and topaz is one of those gems in Colorado that is a real treasure to find. Also Read: Public Gold Mine Tours in Colorado – Underground Adventures! And: A Huge 156-Ounce Gold Nugget found in Colorado . Colorado …

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Gemstones

Even diamonds must be cut into faceted shapes to really sparkle. Colorado has more than thirty varieties of gemstones including aquamarine, rhodochrosite, amazonite, topaz, and diamonds. The official state gemstone is aquamarine, a beautiful blue mineral mostly found around the 13,000-foot level on Mount Antero.

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Rare Gems and Minerals Found in Nevada

The Star Fire Opal Mine is located at about 24 kilometers from Gabbs which is in the Nye County, Nevada. At the mine one can find a rare and precious bluish grey opal as well as the common white opal. A large area of the mine has been bulldozed and the stone found here is less susceptible to cracks in contrast to opal found …

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Gem Hunting: Where to Find Gemstones in the US

2015-6-20 · 6. Topaz – Colorado, Maine, California, Utah, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas. Topaz is a gorgeous mineral that is known for its multiple varieties. The purest variety of topaz is clear, but these gemstones can also be found in …

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Rockhounding In COLORADO: Rocks and Gems And …

2021-9-25 · 2021-9-25 · Pikes Peak is one of the prime areas for rock collecting in Colorado, and one of the few that''s also famous outside of the state. There have been books written just on the unique geology of the area, and the many minerals that can be found in the mountains here. The area has tons of hunting spots, but the majority of the stones …

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A Visitor''s Guide to Colorado Gemstones

Aquamarine: Colorado State Gemstone. Named the state gemstone in 1971, aquamarine is mined at high altitudes in the Mt. Antero area of the Rockies. This blue or blue-green stone, a variety of beryl, is the March birthstone. Mt. Antero aquamarines have good transparency and light to medium tones.