Crystal Thursday – Ruby Included Zoisite

Good morning crystal lovers we are back with a crystal combination I originally wrote about back in April of 2018 and that is Ruby Included Zoisite. It was first found by an Englishman named Tom Blevins in the Longido area of Tanzania near Mt. Kilimanjaro sometime between 1949 and 1954. My research hasn’t pinpointed a … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Ruby Included Zoisite

Crystal Thursday – Astrophyllite

Good morning crystal lovers. Today’s article is about a rare Feldspar called Astrophyllite. My original post was back in March of 2018. In my research for my first post I wasn’t able to locate any first find inormation beyond Astrophyllite being found in Norway. This time I found a bit more. The first find was … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Astrophyllite

Crystal Thursday – Optical Calcite

Good morning, welcome to Crystal Thursday! The original post for today’s discussion was back on February 9, 2018. Our topic is an interesting form of Calcite called Optical Calcite. It’s interesting to me because of two things; one is that it’s clear and the other is the cool parallelogram shape you find them in. With … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Optical Calcite

Crystal thursday – Sodalite

Hello everyone, thank you for coming back to join in another Crystal Thursday. This week we’re talking about the beautiful Blue to Blue Violet mineral, Sodalite. My original post was back on December 21 of 2017. This mineral is sometimes confused with Lapis Lazuli. While Lapis does contain some white, Sodalite doesn’t contain pyrite inclusions … Continue reading Crystal thursday – Sodalite

Crystal Thursday – Sapphire

Good morning everyone. Crystal Thursday has come around again to share some information about Sapphire. The original post was back on December 15 of 2017. This crystal is a type of Corundum that is found in several colors. Blue is the most popular and valuable color but it is also found in pink, green, yellow, … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Sapphire

Crystal Thursday – Iolite

Good morning everyone. It is Crystal Thursday again and we’re taking a look at the lovely Iolite. My original post for this crystal was back on the 8th of December 2017. Because of its beautiful blue color Iolite is sometimes mistaken for Sapphire. Some even call it Water Sapphire but it has, in fact, a … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Iolite

Carnelian in the morning Light

Good morning, welcome to Crystal Thursday. Today’s subject was originally posted in September of 2017 and we’re talking about Carnelian, a type of Quartz known as Chalcedony. This mineral belongs to a group of crystals and minerals that have been in use for so long, discovering when it was first found and by who is … Continue reading Carnelian in the morning Light