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Stony Iron Pallasite Meteorite – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  I was really excited to obtain this slice of a Stony Iron Pallasite Meteorite.  It is only tiny but really heavy and has the loveliest Olivine patterns.  Pallasites are […]

Agate Slice (Interior Design) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This Agate Slice is in my opinion, one of the loveliest forms of Chalcedony, and it consists of coloured, usually blue, white, grey, brown, red, and black bands that follow […]

Mammoth Tusk – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This tusk from a relatively young mammoth is very special to me and because of its size is portable enough to take to schools to show the children. Now sadly […]

Interior Design Trends 2016 – Minerals are In !

Over the last months, a whole range of style gurus and interior designers have made it clear that minerals are a key part of the current design trend. The KLC […]

Malachite – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This is just a wonderful mineral with the fascinating swirls and bands of varying green colour. The  green shades of Malachite are very distinctive and in polished form provide very […]

Drusy Rainbow Pyritised Ammonites – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  These drusy pyritised ammonites are from the Volga area in Russia and just a superb example of how the ingress of different minerals can give a beautiful rainbow of […]

Fossilised Araucaria Pine Cones – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

Delightful fossilised Araucaria pine cones split and polished to show amazing internal detail. These, pictured here, are from Patagonia (Argentina) where some of the best preserved have been found. Do […]

About Crystals

About Crystals

“What is a crystal?” Well, a crystal is, generally, a naturally occurring mineral whose atoms form a regular ordered, or structured, pattern.  This regular atomic structure gives rise to a […]

About Geodes

  These formations are absolutely fascinating. Externally geodes just look like a rough stone or a boulder but inside are the most wonderful crystal formations.     It is thought […]

About Quartz

About Quartz

Quartz exists in a whole variety of different, fascinating, forms. Quartz also has fascinating properties that have been used for many, many things in modern and ancient civilisations. Not least […]