they're minerals...marie!!!

Just remembered that I had taken this photo about a year and a half ago at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. This is speculated to be the world’s largest single piece of lapis lazuli (although I think the placard says they aren’t sure). This was a solid year before I knew anything about Steven Universe, but now I find it funny because I imagine Lapis either shapeshifting into a turtle or riding on the back of one. Not sure which would be more awesome.

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FRIDAY FRENZY | etsyfindoftheday 4 | 7.10.15

varied mineral specimens by structureminerals

i’ve always been gem-obsessed, especially rough or found crystals like these babies from structureminerals. i’d love to add all three of these to my own small collection :)