Mandarin Garnet, also sometimes known as orange spessartite, is a recent discovery in the world of gemstones. Mandarin garnet is technically a spessartite with a bright orange color. Spessartite is one of the major categories of garnet.
The Great Salt Plains are located near Jet, Oklahoma in the Red Bed Plains. This image is of an area in the Great Salt Plains where you can dig for selenite crystals. The Great Salt Plains provide beauty and fun to visitors.
The geology nerd in me just went nuts! how did i never hear of this? i need this for my mineral collection!🌺 "Cactus quartz (Spirit Quartz) is a new mineral that was discovered in South Africa in February
Rhodochrosite - Rhodochrosite (also known as Inca Rose Stone, Raspberry Spar, Manganese Spar) comes in a variety of shades from bright red to soft shades of pink, and opaque forms with swirling patterns.