Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Monday, 21 October 2013
|Citrine. Quartz crystal from the La Gardette Mine, Bourg d’Oisans, France.|
Quartz : clear quartz crystal from Arkansas. Has intersecting quartz rod giving the appearance of "the Sword in the Stone"
|Tanzanite : natural deep blue tanzanite crystal.|
Cornetite : deep blue cornetite. From Etoile Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Tourmaline on Quartz - Jonas Mine, Brazil.|
Fluorite crystal on a matrix of granite. From Piemonte, Italy.
|Star Moonstone from Burma|
Cat’s Eye Sillimanite from India.
|Mozambique ruby, Madagascar blue sapphire, and a Madagascar purple sapphire.|
Friday, 18 October 2013
|1715 Fleet ships believed to have been found are:|
1 - Nuestra Senora de la Regla
2 - Santo Cristo de San Roman
3 - Nuestra Senora del Carmen
4 - Nuestra Señora de La Popa
5 - Nuestra Senora del Rosario
6 - Urca de Lima
7 - Nuestra Senora de las Nieves
|-||Ships of the 1715 Fleet never located are the:|
8 - Maria Galante
9 - El Senor San Miguel
10 - El Cievro
11 - Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
12 - Griffon made it safely and went on to France
VERO BEACH — Bonnie Schubert couldn’t believe her eyes when, about 1,000 feet off Frederick Douglass Beach near Fort Pierce, she came face to face with a solid gold statue of a bird that had lain under the Atlantic Ocean exactly 295 years and 15 days.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
|When it comes to ruby and sapphire, there is no place more famous than Myanmar’s Mogok Stone Tract.|
Off-limits to foreigners for more than 40 of the past 50 years, the door has once again opened a crack.
Workers setting dynamite charges at Burma’s Sagyin ruby mines, July 2013. Note the clay band in the marble. It is thought that this clay provided the alumina necessary for the formation of ruby and spinel.