Drusy, Druse, Druzy, Druzie, Drusies – Meaning & Information

Samples of drusy from my collection

Drusy, druse, druzy, drusies – are just a few of the ways you’ll see Drusy spelled online and off. But, no matter how it’s spelled, Drusy is the term used to describe the tiny quartz micro-crystals that form on or within the surface of stones. Some of the natural minerals found in this form are agate, jasper, chrysocolla, malachite, hematite, garnet, black garnet, psilomelane, cobalto-calcite, uvarovite, and carnelian. Titanium drusy is agate drusy that has […] Read more »

Chrysocolla Drusy

Chrysocolla Drusy

Chrysocolla Drusy is a prized gemstone known for it’s exquisite Robin’s egg blue color – unlike that of any other gemstone. It’s most often confused with Turquoise – I call it Turquoise’s second cousin – Chrysocolla is found wherever copper deposits occur and is often found with other minerals such as malachite, azurite and turquoise – which are also found in copper deposits. Read more »

Natural Blue Moon Turquoise – Cut, Cabbed and Polished

Blue Moon Turquoise Cut & Polished

This Blue Moon Turquoise is even more beautiful when it’s cut and polished!  In the picture above, you can see the beautiful black chert spider web veining, and the variety of colors this mine is producing. Below is a smaller picture of the rough turquoise I wrote about in a previous post  so you can see how rough turns into a beautiful collectible gem by seeing the “before” and “after” photo’s of this gorgeous stone. […] Read more »

Natural Blue Moon Turquoise

Blue Moon Turquoise

Blue Moon Turquoise is high grade and gem grade turquoise with and without the beautiful black chert spider-web matrix. Some nuggets also have the hard brown matrix of the native host rock mixed with the black chert. I’m absolutely positive that turquoise and jewelry collectors alike are going to fall head over heels in love with this beautiful natural* material... Read more »

Orthoceras Fossil

Orthocerus Fossil

The Orthoceras has become one of my favorite fossils because of their color and interesting markings. These guys are actually ancient mollusks that lived and hunted in the oceans over 400 million years ago during the Paleozoic period. The name Orthoceras means “straight horn” referring to the long, straight, conical shell which is all that remains of the ancestor to our modern day squid. It could propel itself backwards through the ocean and it actually […] Read more »

Malachite

Malachite Rough, Heart Cabs and Bullets

Malachite has been called the “Mirror of the Soul” – which reaches your inner feelings and reflects the good or bad that is there. (So, don’t wear it if you’re having a bad day!) It’s also said to protect travelers and wearers from accidents. In business, it’s been used to aid in success, and protects the wearer from undesirable business relationships. Many nations have also believed that Malachite is the “stone of health.” Malachite is […] Read more »

Trilobite Fossil

Trilobite Fossil

Trilobite – meaning 3 lobes – is a well-known fossil group of an extinct class of anthropods that were once bottom dwellers, scavengers and filter feeders. These animals first appeared at the beginning of the Early Cambrian period approximately 526 million years ago. They flourished throughout the early Paleozoic era then decreased until their extinction about 250 million years ago in the late Permian period. Trilobites ranged in size from .04 inches to 28”. Their […] Read more »

Septarian Stone

Septarian-Stone

On our October 2010 rockin’ road trip, my Mom and I had just left cowboy country in Kanab and were on our way to Bryce Canyon when we came across the small town of Orderville, UT. Utah is home to a lot of interesting rocks, minerals, fossils and petroglyphs. All I needed to see were 4 “Rock Shop” signs right in a row to know that we were due for a coffee/rest/rock stop way before […] Read more »