Posts Tagged ‘Minerals’

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Celestine

Celestine – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  Celestine (or Celestite) is one of my favourite minerals.  It is named after the Latin “Caelestis” meaning celestial alluding to the beautiful pale blue colour of many of the […]

Stock Pick of the Week - Labradorite (Spetrolite)

Labradorite (Spectrolite) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

This is one of my favourite stock items. It has wonderful flashes of iridescent colours known as “Labradorescence”.  The colour changes according to the angle of the light refraction and […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Fools Gold (Iron Pyrite)

Fool’s Gold (Iron Pyrite) – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

I just cannot believe these amazing cubes in matrix and the fact that they are so perfect.  A truly natural wonder. The metallic lustre of pale yellowish hue is why […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Orbicular Jasper

Orbicular Jasper aka Ocean Jasper – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  Orbicular Jasper is also known as Ocean Jasper. It is a fascinating form of Jasper.  It reminds me of a colourful Dalmatian dog – although I do know that […]

Charlotte's Stock Picks - Rhodachrosite

Rhodochrosite – Charlotte’s Stock Picks

  I think Rhodochrosite is one of the loveliest minerals – not just because it comes from Argentina and reminds me of what a wonderful country that is with all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]