Crystals 101 - What is a mineral?
A mineral is a solid, naturally occurring, inorganic substance that generally forms crystals. They are identified and described according to their physical properties of:
Cleavage: The tendency of a mineral to break (cleave) along weak planes.
Color: Most minerals have a distinct color while others are variable in color.
Hardness: A measure of a mineral's resistance to scratching. This is measured by scratching it against another substance of known hardness on the Mohs Hardness Scale
Luster: The reflection of light from the surface of a mineral, described by its quality and intensity. Luster is described as metallic, glassy, dull, earthy, etc.
Streak: refers to the color of the residue left by scratching a mineral on a tile of unglazed porcelain, like a piece of chalk.
Specific gravity: the ratio of the density of a mineral to an equal volume of water.
Gorgeous 13oz/5inch citrine rainbow obelisk. Many inclusions including water/gases for its cloudy look and 2 contained rainbow fractures caused by thermal temperature changes. General consensus is that the color comes from either aluminum or iron coupled with natural irradiation. I love my citrine folks!
You're getting a whole lot of rock for $30!
Working on a mandible that is pretty chewed up. Repairing it with shards and spires of pure crystal. :) This one should turn out really rad when it's finished. Still lots to do. It's like a puzzle, seeing which crystal piece belongs where. I'm picky. It must be aesthetically pleasing or my OCD demon starts shouting at me. Haha!! #fixitwithcrystals
The Beaver and the Butterfly.
Desk display. By The Metamorphosis Collection.
Find this exclusively IN STORE at Bugs, Bones & Stones. @bugsbonesandstones
1800 Industrial, Suite 200B-1, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Had a lot of fun last Sunday at @containerpark. Already looking forward to next month so make sure to mark that Second Sunday down on your calendars. :) The most you'll ever see me smile is when I get to talk about my bugs and bones. I have major social anxiety issues, crowds and people in general make me nervous and ultra uncomfortable, but I tend to relax a little when given the opportunity to share my love for Nature and her gifts. If you've ever heard me stumble and ramble, thanks for interacting with me and for listening. :) Nothing goes unnoticed. I'm just a bit odd with folks. StilI lurve ya all though!! In my own way. 💛✌💋🤘🦋🕷☠