Green Fluorite Stone OIl Lamp - this piece that has a hint of purple is from Nevada... we have stunning purple, green and crystal clear fluorite in the shop as well. This mineral comes in many different colors.... purple, lilac, golden-yellow, green, colorless, blue, pink, champagne & brown.
This Chromium (Green) Petrified Wood is one of the rarest petrified woods ever discovered. Only one truck load was unearthed near Winslow, Arizona in the 1970's and has now been dispersed to "who knows where".
By carbon dating, it has been determined to originate from the Chinle formation, Triassic era - approximately 180 million years ago. The specimen was once a conifer tree (Araucarioxylon Arizonicum) which grew to about 200 feet in height with a width of approximately 6 to 8 feet. During the fossilization process, the organic matter from this tree was replaced with the element Chromium (Cr). The agatization process resulted with in a natural mint green color.
This piece is approximately 3.5 x 2.5 inches - 201 grams. We have this as well as a number of other pieces in our collection at the shop. (not for sale) You are welcome to stop by to see the green petrified wood as well as other beautiful specimens.
Celebrating the heritage of the family farm.
You have walked your land for a life time. Your ancestors worked the soil that you step upon. You know the fields like the back of your hands... the creeks and ditches.
It's your ground. It's your heritage. It will be your legacy.
Stones have come from your land. They may have ended up in the garden or as a stop at the machine shed door. Find one of those stones, and bring it Light the Earth where it will be transformed into a beautiful piece of art. You can cherish this permanent piece of your family heritage during your lifetime and then it can be handed down and shared with other family members. A legacy stone. Consider one as a gift for family members who have a yearning for a connection to the family farm.
This beautiful stone is a type of gypsum called SELENITE... the name comes from the Greek word Selene, meaning moon. In past history, due to it's transparency, it has been used for window panes, such as those in Santa Sabina in Rome. Selenite is a stone of love and harmony. Personally, selenite is my most favorite type of stone. I love the reflective beauty as well as it's energy. The pieces that we have at the shop are similar to the size of a bar of soap. Wonderful to hold in the palm of your hand.
This unique pink halite (rock salt) was collected in brine pools at Searles Lake, in Trona, California. The halite is colored by millions of halobacteria that survive inside salt crust and by algae that live in the extremely saline waters of the lake. The lake is actually more than 5 times the salinity of sea water. Over the course of the hot, dry summer, the water evaporates from the surface of these ponds, providing an opportunity for salt crystals to grow slowly. Under these slow crystallization conditions, individual salt crystals can become quite large - up to 2 inches across. We have four specimens at the shop! A wonderful addition for your collection!
Rainbow Obsidian is black obsidian that, when polished and exposed to a strong light, shows bands of rainbow colors. Geologically, Rainbow has sheen of spectral hues that are caused by inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles. This volcanic glass is stunning! There are a number of mines in the Warner Mountains, California near the Oregon border where we collect this spectacular obsidian.