Pyrite ammonite fossils are a superb collector's ammonites to clean and collect. I Have prepared them now for around 17 years, excellent detail for something that is approximately 195 million years old, so bright and shiny when first found but very soon dulls back and oxidizes a little bit of cleaning and sealing them and they'll stay right for years and years. The biggest pyrite ammonite I have seen is around 9 inches dia.

What a superb meteorite from sikhote -alin fantastic sculpture Millions of years old, scientists believe that Nickel Iron meteorites, were once part of the molten cores of ancient planets and planetary bodies As the meteor, travelling at a speed of about 14 km/s (8.7 mi/s), entered the atmosphere, it began to break apart, and the fragments fell together. At an altitude of about 5.6 km (3.5 mi), the largest mass apparently broke up in a violent explosion called  form Russia

another large meteorite arrived from Argentina fields of fire Campos meteorites are always  sculpturally unique this one a good  superb size we have traded in meteorites  for some years now  it was the Spanish when invading Argentina found lots of high-grade iron in the ground and in turn used the meatal for making weapons not knowing where it had come from

just arrived another superb very large specimen Once a year the rockhounds  descend upon trona and Searles lake in California to collect the pink haylite, salt crystals from an endorheic dry lake where the evaporate lake is approx. 12 miles long by 8 miles wide the pink haylite is coloured by millions of halobacteria that lives in the salt crust and by the algae that live in extreme salty con

shungite

shungite

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Once a year the rockhounds  desend upon trona and searles lake in California to collect the pink haylite, salt crystals from an endorheic  dry lake  where the evaporate lake is approx. 12 miles long by 8 miles wide the pink haylite is coloured by millions of halobacteria that lives in the salt crust and by the algae that live in extreme salty conditions  

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a superb recently new addition to the crystal kingdom  found in the foothills of the Karakoram mountain range that  borders Pakistan and china some say the blue is possibly afghanite  or maybe azurite, but they are still unsure a superb colourful stone 

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a new specimen just arrived green apophyllite with peach stilbite a superb large crystal from Poona India the green through this piece is very illustrious vivid and gemmy and the blades of peach stilbite are very crisp   this planet of ours is truly amazing  

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another nice split nodule from the UK 

just fell open in the right place