What Are the Most Expensive Collectible Rocks & Minerals? The answer to that question changes all the time. Rocks and minerals that are expensive now, for the most part were once inexpensive
Many of the most popular lapidary and gemstone material found in the United States come from Utah. Here are some of my favorite gemstone materials found in Utah and the counties they come from.
Emerald Engagement Rings are unique. Sandawana Emerald is the most rare and beautiful. Colombian Emeralds more plentiful. Emerald dress ring.
How to determine the value of gem material in the rough state. What factors come into play and how to determine what a pricelss piece is worth.
Love collecting agates? Wonderful old agates are still being offered from Mexico and new discoveries are occasionally discovered. Here are some of the most popular agates found in Mexico.
True yellow jade refers to yellow nephrite, a variety of nephrite. It is one of the rarest types of jades, and can be as light as a lemon, or a dark golden color. They are found in Japan, Myanmar, Guatemala, California,...
Flawless natural emerald is extremely rare and is the most expensive major gemstone second only to diamond. This green variety of beryl gets it's color from chromium or vanadium impurities. With the huge increase in...
A beginner's guide to birthstones and gemstones, including their attributed uses and properties.
Although they are both copper minerals and are somewhat similar in appearance, Chrysocolla and Turquoise are not the same thing. Often found with Malachite, Tenorite, Cuprite, and Azurite.
Numerous types of copper minerals have been collected from the Lavender Pit and the Copper Queen Mine as well as several small mines in and around Bisbee, Arizona.