Posts Tagged ‘Charlotte Bailey’

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 […]

Hadrosaurus Eggs in Nest

Hadrosaurus Dinosaur Eggs in Nest – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

I am lucky enough to have this wonderful fossilised Hadrosaur nest with two superb dinosaur eggs still showing much of the original colour – duck egg blue of course ! […]

About Amethyst

From sumptuous deep royal purples to delicate lilac amethyst is just lovely for jewellery but I love it in it natural form in Geodes especially when in conjunction with agate. […]

Fossilised Palm Tree Slice – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This is the first time I had seen a slice of fossilised palm tree and I was really surprised by its unusual cell structure compared to other fossilised wood. This […]

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

I was fortunate enough a little while ago to visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  I had heard that they had some remains of the now extinct Dodo […]