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Garnierite | Resilience & Imagination

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What is Garnierite? Garnierite is a term used to describe the green pockets of stone found within weathered, serpentinized rocks. These green areas are an important ore of Nickel, which gives Garnierite is green color. Garnierite does not have an agreed-upon chemical formula, it is closely related to Serpentine and associated with Olivine and Peridotite. Deposits of Garnierite have been found in South Africa, The Dominican Republic, Oregon, and several other locations. The appearance varies in each deposit. Garnierite Appearance One of the first things many notice about Garnierite is its unique, almost indescribable coloring. Overall, they have a lovely...

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Aragonite | Creativity & Nature

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Aragonite is an important mineral in the natural world and considered a powerful Earth healing stone. Aragonite occurs both organically (in the shells of sea life) and grows inorganically, in the ocean and caves. The shells of some sea life are made of Aragonite and it is what comprises ‘Mother of Pearl’. One of its most important roles is in Coral reefs. Aragonite is a building block of Coral Reefs and is essential for sustaining the life found there. In 2007, it was confirmed that Aragonite could purify contaminated water, even removing lead and other heavy metals. Certain home water...

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Are Chrysanthemum Stones Real Crystals?

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Chrysanthemum stones might look painted or like fossils but they are actually natural crystals that formed during the Permian age, or 248 to 290 million years ago. Chrysanthemum stones formed at the bottom of ancient oceans, where the pressure is immense. This caused the Celestite crystals to grow outward, pressed within the carbon-rich seabed. What is a Chrysanthemum stone? Chrysanthemum stones are black stones with what appears to be a white flower blooming on its surface. These wonders occur naturally thanks to Celestite crystals. Celestite forms crystals in a star-like pattern.  "The white pattern on the rock is formed of...

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