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Tiny jewel like pebbles collect in the cave-like features of a Tafoni riddled rock along the California coast near Santa Cruz.

Simple Treasures by Floris van Breugel - Tiny jewel like pebbles collect in the cave-like features of a Tafoni riddled rock along the California coast near Santa Cruz.

Rock cairn from Carla Smart.  Relaxing garden art to make with found rocks, stones, pebbles etc.

Unique Garden Art

Get some stones to put in an area for rock sculpture. Rock cairn from Carla Smart. Relaxing garden art to make with found rocks, stones, pebbles etc.

These colorful pebbles fill tafoni rock formations during high tide and become exposed as the tide retreats. By Willie Huang

Tafoni pockets are a common sight along the California Coast, but on Pebble Beach they were filled with incredible colorful, bean-sized stones - true "Jewels of the Ocean". Visit Amazing Geologist for more.

Ocean treasures by Benjamin Glatt   (I've seen these kinds of rocks by the ocean.  How cute to put tiny stones in it.

The pebbles at this beach have eroded from ocean bottom deposits left millions of years ago. These colorful little stones decorate the entire beach along this stretch of Bean Hollow, and tuck themselves away in the pockets of tafoni.

Tiny grains of sand viewed at 250X magnification by Dr. Gary Greenberg

Incredibly Colorful Magnified Grains of Sand

Magnifying sand 250 times through a specialised microscope, we can see its true beauty. Grains are made up of crystals, shell fragments and volcanic rock

A collection of heart-shaped rocks - collected along the East Coast.           www.cindywimmer.com

Sammlung von Steinen in Herzform - A collection of heart-shaped rocks collected along the East Coast.

Vintage Stone Specimens Collection: 49 Rocks in a Box collected in Poland before 1939

Vintage Stone Specimens Collection: 49 Rocks in a Box collected in Poland before

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