Gemstone of the Week: Heliodor
(Heliodor image found on rage-gemstones.com) More images of Heliodor Heliodor is another stunningly beautiful type of Beryl. It is the yellow variety of the same mineral that gives us Aquamarine, Morganite, Emerald, and Goshenite. Heliodor generally forms as hexangonal columnar prismatic crystals. The name "heliodor' is derived from the Greek word 'helios' meaning 'sun.' Some of the best crystals come from the Ural Mountains in Russia, but it can also be found in Namibia, Nigeria, Brazil…
Fascinating Polished Azurite and Malachite
Malachite is a green, very common secondary copper mineral with a widely variable habit. Typically it is found as crystalline aggregates or crusts, often banded in appearence, like agates.