We have received a large variety of natural chrysocolla minerals. These come from the Trujillo Ranch located in the northern Sonora state of Mexico. We have a collection ranging in size and color. These naturally forming stones resemble crashing coastlines of the ocean. Come and browse our wide array of beautiful chrysocolla specimens.
Scientific Information: Peridot is a gem-quality olivine mineral. It can be found near lava as well as in meteorites. Those found as a result of volcanic activity have high levels of lithium, nickel, and zinc, unlike those found in meteorites. Gem-quality peridot is rare due to it's chemical instability on Earth's surface.
Revealed by Man: Peridot was discovered as early as 1500 B.C. on an island in the Egyptian Red Sea. The miners on this island found peridot easily in the moonlight because of it's beautiful glow. Some speculate that Cleopatra's famous emerald collection may have actually been peridot.
Legend and Lore: Peridot is said to eliminate your nightmares and bring you power throughout the next year. This gem is a symbol of luck and light. The Egyptians called it "gem of the sun".
Our gallery in Sedona will be receiving a large piece of pyrite on quartz from the Mundo de Nuevo Mine in Peru. This magnificent specimen was featured in an episode of Mineral Explorers in which it was unearthed for the first time. It weighs in at a whopping 116 pounds and measure 26 inches tall. The large quartz slab is accented with glistening pieces of pyrite erecting outward. Pyrite is often referred to as "Fools Gold". The stand is the creation of a local artist named Jay Rosenbaum and was made from recycled metal from a chili factory. Take advantage of this opportunity and come see a very unique formation of minerals.
Scientific Information - Ruby is a red gemstone that gets its color from the mineral chromium. This gem is highly sought after due to its hardness, rarity and durability. A ruby is essentially a red sapphire, as it is identical in all properties except color.
Revealed By man - Rubies are mentioned four different times throughout the bible and is prominent throughout human history. They have been mentioned by ancient Hindu and roman culture. The name “ruby “ has Latin origin and suggests that there is an eternal flame burning inside the stone.
Legend and Lore - Ruby is the birthstone for July. The ruby has long been considered the stone of kings. It has symbolic ties to power and wealth in many different cultures . This gem was also believed to bring luck in finding other gemstones
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