Mineralesque - Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the built up [sic] of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.
Did you know that 90% of the worlds Opal is found in Australia? You also might not realise that depending on which Opal mine you are at you will find very different types of Australian Opal. You can find black Opal in New South Wales, white Opal in Queensland and boulder and matrix Opal in South Australia and Queensland.
Did you know that the varying shapes of crystals actually have different characteristics? Along with the properties a stone has, its shape and formation brings additional benefits. You may have been drawn to a beautiful celestite cluster you saw in a display window, or a tiny satchel full of pyrite cubes, and there could very well be a reason for this. Sometimes our bodies crave the shape of a stone just as much as the properties it holds. Do you prefer raw stones to tumbled...