Agates, Opals and Labradorite
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The Fossilized Crab Claw (And How It Formed) - Rock Seeker
This is not your typical fossil of a crab claw. This crab claw has compltely turned into opal, much like petrified wood. Here's how it happened!
Fluorite with Baryte. 9,5 x 5,5 x 4cm. Hameda, Sidi Kacem Prov., Morocco. The main crystal is up to 38mm on edges, it shows blue internal colour with yellow outer zones. The reddish Baryte ate the base is about 28mm in diameter. Material and foto Martin Gruell. Copyright © martin gruell
Botswana Agate Tumbled Pocket Stone
AGATE KEY WORDS: EMOTIONAL HEALING, MENTAL FUNCTION A soothing and calming stone, agate works slowly but brings great strength. Useful for any kind of emotional trauma. Creates a sense of safety by dissolving internal tension. Enhances mental function and thus improves concentration, and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. Agates love of truthfulness encourages speaking ones own truth and helps with overcoming negativity and bitterness of the heart. AGATE AFFIRMATION: I am…
~19 x 13.3cm. Beautiful slab with blues and browns in classic forms. That flaw in the lower-right..., scratch or fracture? I've changed my mind several times. It looks like a scratch but I suspect that it is a fracture. I used a lot of light to bring up the detail--the slab is much darker than this in normal light.
Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material.
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One of the most beautiful and interesting rocks I have collected from Mrs. Doebbler's caliche pits. It appears to be petrified wood, but the pieces are either broken or chewed and in a more or less random pattern. (I am wondering if this could have been in the stomach of an animal that was killed during a volcanic eruption and covered with ash.
Rainbow Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon arizonicum) - Arizona State Fossil
This colorful piece of Triassic age petrified wood comes from northern Arizona. Huge logs of similarly colorful fossil wood are found lying on the desert surface in the world-famous Petrified Forest National Park. I purchased this piece from a rock shop near the park that sells wood collected from private lands in the area.