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caravel-artblog  asked:

Good afternoon/morning ! I hope you're doing great. As seen before, I'm also a follower of yours but I'm actually reblogging on my side blog aka patator-fetcher. Might be useful for the giveaway. Thanks a lot for all the beautiful content you share with us ! Cheers, a fellow minerals collector.

Oh thank you :) 

Dear followers and fellow rock/ mineral/ gem collectors 

Citrine :


Burnt amethyst :


When you cook amethyst at a specific temperature it becomes yellow orange. real citrine will be shaped like a quartz crystal with like 6 sides. amethyst will always have it’s signature toothy/ pomegranate seed shape because of the way it grows. 

this shit is so bad that even the google results will give you the wrong stone. 

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Opal

Overthinking: The Shitennou’s Namesakes

I have been doing a lot of personal research into gemstones, crystals and their differing types. It was a hobby of my mother’s when she was alive and I also wanted to research different stones and minerals anyway for a project completely unrelated to Sailor Moon. However I also have been looking into my own fanwork for the fandom, and in doing so it required me to look into the different gemstones that villains in the manga are named after. The most significant that will come to mind of any of them though are the Shitennou (and Beryl).

Below I have made a list of interesting findings about each of the meanings behind the stones. This information comes from several books and sources and put into exclusively my own words/interpretation, so if you wish to verify any of the information it is easily found through getting some Gemstone based books (both scientific and spiritual) as well as cruising the internet.

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Covellite

  • Hexagonal crystals, when it does crystallize
  • 1.5-2 hardness
  • Uneven fracture
  • Lead grey-black streak
  • 4.6-4.7 specific gravity
  • Submetallic-resinous luster

Covellite, a rare copper sulfide (CuS), is an iridescent stone discovered and named after Niccolo Covelli. It generally has a massive form, but it does crystallize and sometimes form as a coating on other copper sulfides. It’s generally a bright metallic blue or indigo, with yellow, dark red, and purple iridescence. It was the first to be found to be a natural superconductor, and it fuses when heated, and produces a bright blue flame on the surface when lit. It’s a rare mineral, and valued by collectors, though few have heard of it.

Medieval Work AUs

Send a ♚ into my inbox, and I will randomly generate 2 of the medieval professions under the cut (one for each of our muses), then write a starter for our muses with both of them as their randomly selected professions. (Or, if there are any combinations in particular that are of interest to you, send in the numbers for our muses to have specific jobs in the medieval verse.)

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Incredible, rare specimen of Scolecite from India.

This natural masterpiece is simply miraculous to look at and its rough beauty is one of a kind. Scolecite teaches one to be kind, gentle and non-reactionary, helping one become more balanced when faced with difficulty and bringing one a sense of calm and peace. It’s an excellent stone for those who wish to sleep more peacefully or dream more sweetly.

*Price upon request.

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Wonders of the World fossil and crystal shop in Santa Monica, California - i think there’s a Triceratops head in there!

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ERYTHRITE (Hydrated Cobalt Arsenate) from the Sara Alicia Mine, Sonora, Mexico. This is a very uncommon mineral on the collectors market. Erythrite forms radiating, acicular clusters of crimson crystals that are best observed with a binocular microscope at 10X to 50X magnification.