The fantasy of nature knows no boundaries: it combines the incongruous and impossible, and even such material as stones and minerals is like plasticine in the hands of child. And we just have to opening our mouths in surprise, admire the facets of nature – shades of opal, overflows of labradorite and the exact pattern of chrysanthemum stone.
1. A stone called “labradorite” (first discovered in the province of Labrador) resembles the head of a Labrador
2. A bouquet of flowers? No, this is an amethyst cluster from Uruguay
3. This fluffy pom pom is actually a mineral called mesolite
4. A crystal ‘flower’ of calcite, aragonite, or chalcedony, the stone is primarly mined in China and Japan.
5. Meteorite plate: nickel interspersed with olivine crystals
My new Labradorite Palm Stone with no filter
7. This chalcedony from Indonesia looks like grapes
8. Black amethyst stalactite
9. Two-color tourmaline from Brazil
10. Pyrite forms crystals in the form of cubes
11. Hemimorphite from Mexico
12. Overflows of Rainbow Obsidian
13. Rhodochrosite looks like a grapefruit. But you can’t eat
14. Rainbow facets of quartz crystals
15. This agate slice is polished to showcase its natural rainbow beauty!
16. Natural Unique Kunzite Crystal from Afghanistan
17. Incredible Opal Quartz
18. Opal inside rhyolite looks like a whole universe
Bonus: the scorpion’s body is completely replaced by copper
The remains of fossil creatures are usually replaced by minerals, but this scorpion found its way into the area of a copper deposit, and its chitinous shell turned into pure metal.
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