Crystal Thursday – Malachite

Good morning Crystal Lovers it’s Crystal Thursday and we are taking a look at Malachite, a copper based mineral found all over the world. Mining is done in countries such as Russia, Africa, France England, Mexico and here in the US. Before we get too far into our conversation about Malachite I would like to … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Malachite

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 – Black Moonstone

Good Thursday morning everyone. Welcome back to another Crystal Thursday. Today’s topic, Black Moonstone, was originally posted on my blog February 23, 2018. This beauty is a member of the Feldspar family and is often confused with Labradorite, another member of the family. I found one source when researching that said Black Moonstone was Labradorite. … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Black Moonstone

Crystal Thursday – Serpentine

Good morning crystal lovers, welcome to Crystal Thursday. This weeks topic is a moderately rare mineral called Serpentine originally posted to my blog on March 31, 2018. From what I found the name Serpentine has two schools of thought. One says it is the color that is snake like. Being green with occasional flecks of … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Serpentine

Crystal Thursday – Shiva Lingham

Good morning it is Crystal Thursday once again and we are looking at a crystal I originally posted about back on February 16, 2018. Our topic for today is, Shiva Lingham, a rare and sacred stone only found in the Narmanda River in India. During the dry season people go to the river and carefully … Continue reading Crystal Thursday – Shiva Lingham

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