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⚒ Tantalite ⚒ Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil 7.5 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm Metallic with hints of blue, this tantallite shows off some beautiful twinning. Flat, tabular crystals provide excellent textures certain to delight. Both crystals in this twin display incredible form and create a wonderful natural sculpture. As you can guess from the name, tantalite is a source of the metal tantalum. Although typically miners look for massive veins of the material to source this strategic metal. Wars have literally been fought for this material, mostly throughout Africa. Coming from Brazil, this specimen escapes such bloody history, but it is a reminder to always research the sources of your specimens. Available by auction on August 26th through @heritageauctions in Dallas, Texas. Bid, Preview, Track: ha.com/rockcurrier
Another dragonfly Orgonite pyramid...Orgonite is based on two principles. It is a 50-50 mix of resin (organic, due to the fact that it is based on petrochemicals), and metal shavings (inorganic). A quartz crystal is also added to the orgonite mix. It gives off a charge when it is put under pressure (resin shrinks when it is cured, so constant pressure is put on the quartz crystal). Due to the fact that the elements contained in orgonite are constantly attracting and repelling energy, a “scrubbing” action takes place, and along with the charge that the crystal gives off, this cleans stagnant and negative energy and brings it back to a healthy, vibrant state. Think of an orgone pyramid as a filter for toxic energy in the atmosphere (like positive ions from emfs). Healing benefits of Orgonite: ✨Neutralizes emf radiation 💫Clears negative energy ✨Aids in meditation 💫Supports restful sleep ✨Enhances lucid dreaming 💫Relieves stress ✨Purifies the living area 💫Charge water ✨Helps with plant growth 💫Give you more energy ✨Balances moods 💫Helps with spiritual and psychological growth ✨Helps with resistance to ill health or to improve it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #love#resin#art#crystals#metals#organic#inorganic#handmade#lifeforce#chi#prana#vortex#meditation#vibrations#frequency#energy#clearaura#spiritualawakening#positiveenergy#grounding#geometricshapes#protection#universe#orgone#orgonite
DYK – The world's largest electric vehicle is an electric mining vehicle? This vehicle can reduce CO2 emissions by 130 tonnes a year and the industry may see more vehicles like this as companies become more environmentally conscious. Source: Bridie Schmidt on @thedriven_io (World’s largest electric vehicle … with a 600kWh battery)
Allargentum and Silver pseudomorph after Dyscrasite - Bouismas mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco 💎 SHOP iRocks.com D16C-48 💎 Spectacular, dendritic growth on a natural pedestal of contrasting calcite, of allargentum and silver. These two species have pseudomorphed dyscrasite (X-RAY and RAMAN run on multiple samples confirm that these crystals are a zoned mix of both). The crystals are lustrous and vary from dark gray to silver, in color. The largest crystal is a spinel twin and reaches 4 cm in length. Allargentum is a rare silver antimonide and this is one of the best finds for the species (2015). This specimen came at the tail end of the find, by the way - earlier specimens were more crudely crystallized, and only a relative handful at the end seemed to have this kind of quality and sharpness to them - to me, these are therefore the ones to truly value! Direct from the source, I was luckily the first to see some of these when they came out of acid from removing the overlaying massive calcite.