My Lovely Little Chunk Of Lead Ore, Galena

While in Atlanta last year, I stumbled onto this goddess of a gem. It’s a mix of Galena, Pyrite, and clear Calcite. Actually I think its...

If Elon Musk and Grimes were Minerals, Which Would They Be?

We all know who Elon Musk is and whenever someone mentions his name, usually the planet Mars or Tesla comes to mind. He’s the genius who...

Lapis…An Ancient Stone in a Modern World

Ancient Gem Valued Even Today. Lapis Lazuli is a gem that has been prized by the ancients in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome...

Moldavite: Gemstone from the Stars

The event which birthed Moldavite was one of cataclysmic power. The force of the impact explosion has been estimated at around six trillion not tons–but megatons.

Add up all the atom bombs on earth and multiply them by a million or so and you still don’t have enough to equal the impact that birthed Moldavite.