Stone ID Page
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Quartz: clear or white
Fun fact: Quartz is the second most common mineral in Earth's continental crust!
Quartz geodes begin as bubbles in sedimentary rocks. Over millions of years, they harden and form Crystals inside.
Fun fact: Every geode is different. When you crack open a geode, you are the first person to see what is inside!
Amethyst: purple quartz
Fun fact: Amethyst is the birth stone of February. Egyptian soldiers would wear amethyst in battle believing that it gave them courage.
Rose quartz: pink quartz
Fun fact: Rose quartz is called the "stone of love."
Sodalite: blue and white
Fun fact: In the early 1900s, Princess Mary used 130 tons of sodalite to decorate the Marlborough house in London.
Jasper: red, yellow, brown, or green
Fun fact: Jasper gets it's red color from iron and it's green color from iron silicate. It can be a mix of colors too.
Goldstone: blue, green with gold
Fun fact: Goldstone is made by melting silica (sand), copper oxide, borax, and other chemicals that reduce the copper to its elemental form. When the glass is liquid, the vat is sealed off and all air is cut off from it. This is a manmade process. It does not happen naturally.
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Red Tiger Eye:
Kyanite: blue, black or green
Fun fact: The bladed structure of Kyanite make it anisotropic, meaning it has a different hardness depending on the angle. The vertical hardness of Kyanite ranges from 4.5 to 5.5, and horizontal hardness from 6 to 7.
Calcite: clear, white, yellow, brown, orange, pink, red, purple, blue, green, gray, black
Fun fact: Calcite is ubiquitous,
meaning it can form in sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rocks! It can form anywhere calcium deposits are found.
Lepidolite: purple, white and silver
Fun fact: Lepidolite is a mica extremely rich in Lithium, a mineral used to make medicines.
Fun fact: The bones and teeth of most animals, including humans, are composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material as Apatite.
Silicon: silver on quartz
Fun fact: Silicon is number 14 on the periodic table. It is the second most abundant element on Earth
Labradorite: dark green to black with color flashes
Fun fact: Labradorite refracts light in a way to make it look like it contains rainbows of color. This is called labradorescence.
Moonstone: white and black with rainbows
Fun fact: Moonstone is the same mineral as Labradorite, just a different color!
Zebra stone: black and white
Fun fact: Zebra-Stone is a sedimentary stone that formed over 600 million years ago. It was formed when detrital clay deposits compacted into layers, which gives it stripes.