Crystal World RSS

agate mineral, Crystal World, Crystal World Exhibition Centre and Sales, crystals, gemstones, geology, geoscience, grape agate, mineral, minerals -

Grape agate, a mesmerizing mineral with its unique grape-like formations, has captivated the interest of geologists, gem enthusiasts, and collectors alike. This blog delves into the scientific aspects of grape agate, exploring its formation, geological significance, physical properties, and uses. Shop Grape Agate Here   Geological Formation The discovery of grape agate in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, has significantly enriched the study of chalcedony and botryoidal minerals. This unique mineral, with its grape-like formations, has provided geologists with valuable insights into the complex geological history and mineralisation processes of the region. Formed in volcanic environments, grape agate’s presence in the...

Read more

Crystal World, Crystal World Exhibition Centre and Sales, geology, geoscience, green onyx, green pakistan travertine, travertine -

Green Pakistan Travertine, also known as Green Onyx, is an exquisite natural stone that embodies elegance and geological wonder. Quarried in Pakistan, particularly in the region of Balochistan, this stone is renowned for its distinctive green hue, which ranges from soft pastel shades to deeper, more intense variations. The green color evokes the beauty of nature, reminiscent of lush forests and vibrant spring foliage. Shop Green Travertine / Green Onyx Here   Geological Process The formation of Green Pakistan Travertine is a fascinating geological process. It occurs through the precipitation of carbonate minerals from mineral-rich groundwater, typically around hot springs...

Read more

Australian Garnet, broken hill Garnet, Crystal World, Crystal World Exhibition Centre and Sales, garnet, gem stones, geology, geoscience -

Last week this epic Garnet specimen took up residence inside the Crystal World Exhibition Centre. In October 2023, this garnet was mined by our staff in Broken Hill, originally weighing in at about 2 tonne, it’s an absolute wonder. For this particular mining venture our team was joined by Rod Manning and JC and will be featured on Opal Hunters: Red Dirt Road Trip. We personally can’t wait until it airs in Australia ! Now let's jump in and explore the wonders of Garnet From Broken Hill, Australia.   Shop All Garnet Products   Geological Setting and Composition Garnet, a...

Read more

carribbean calcite, Crystal World, Crystal World Exhibition Centre and Sales, gemstones, geoscience, mineral -

Caribbean Calcite, a relatively new addition to the world of gemstones, has quickly captured the attention of both geoscientists and metaphysical enthusiasts alike. Discovered in 2019 in Pakistan, this stone is not only a visual marvel with its soothing blue hues reminiscent of tropical seas but also a fascinating subject for scientific study and metaphysical exploration. Shop Caribbean Calcite Here   Scientific Aspects of Caribbean Calcite Caribbean Calcite is  a geological wonder, it is a form of calcium carbonate, primarily composed of Blue Calcite and White or Brown Aragonite.  The formation process of Caribbean Calcite involves the accumulation and compaction...

Read more

acasta gneiss, Crystal World, Crystal World Exhibition Centre and Sales, geology, geoscience, granodioritic gneisses, minerals, rock formations, tonalitic gneisses, zircons -

The Acasta Gneiss stands as one of the most compelling subjects in geoscience, offering a unique perspective on the early Earth. This ancient rock formation, located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, is a key to unlocking the mysteries of our planet’s formative years. Crystal World Founder and Geologist Tom Kapitany undertook a field trip in 2017 to collect museum specimens. ( see field notes and photos at the bottom of this post)    Shop Acasta Gneiss Here   Here’s an exploration into the significance of the Acasta Gneiss and what it reveals about the Earth’s geological history.  The Acasta...

Read more