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Spodumene (var. Kunzite) from the recent (2010) finds at the Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California. Size is 11.3 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm. California Rocks - Christopher Wentzell

Spodumene (var. Kunzite) from the recent (2010) finds at the Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California. Size is 11.3 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm. California Rocks - Christopher Wentzell

Osmium is both the densest and the rarest element that you can dig out of the Earth. It's so hard that it's used (as an alloy) in places with constant pressure and wear, like the tips of fountain pens. One single cubic inch of this stuff weighs nearly a pound, and were you to somehow get a cubic foot of it, it would weigh over 1,400 pounds. Good luck with that, though: last year, the entire U.S. osmium production was only 165 pounds.

Osmium is both the densest and the rarest element that you can dig out of the Earth. It's so hard that it's used (as an alloy) in places with constant pressure and wear, like the tips of fountain pens. One single cubic inch of this stuff weighs nearly a pound, and were you to somehow get a cubic foot of it, it would weigh over 1,400 pounds. Good luck with that, though: last year, the entire U.S. osmium production was only 165 pounds.

Zoisite (var. Tanzanite) - Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania  mw

Zoisite (var. Tanzanite) - Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania mw

Tanzanite - Minerals, Crystals, Gemstones, Natural Formations

Tanzanite - Minerals, Crystals, Gemstones, Natural Formations

@Regrann from @heartofartgallery - "Kunzite is pinkspodumene. Itis said to help one to understand and interact better with others to help heal "broken hearts" to relieve stress and anger and to bring love peace and harmony. It is also a stone that is used in metaphysics to removes obstacles. Kunzite is said to helpin crystal healing to strengthen the circulatory system and in in the treatment of lung disorders. Kunzite is associated with the heart chakra." http://ift.tt/1Kcd8cl #naturebeauty…

@Regrann from @heartofartgallery - "Kunzite is pinkspodumene. Itis said to help one to understand and interact better with others to help heal "broken hearts" to relieve stress and anger and to bring love peace and harmony. It is also a stone that is used in metaphysics to removes obstacles. Kunzite is said to helpin crystal healing to strengthen the circulatory system and in in the treatment of lung disorders. Kunzite is associated with the heart chakra." http://ift.tt/1Kcd8cl #naturebeauty…

Elbaite is a mineral species belonging to the six member ring cyclosilicate tourmaline group.  Elbaite Blue Cap Tourmaline from San Diego, California

Elbaite is a mineral species belonging to the six member ring cyclosilicate tourmaline group. Elbaite Blue Cap Tourmaline from San Diego, California

This impressive spinel crystal has vibrant orangey pinkish red color that is considered to be top for spinel.

This impressive spinel crystal has vibrant orangey pinkish red color that is considered to be top for spinel.

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