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Crystal Profile: Grape Agate

Crystal Profile: Grape Agate

Posted by Chris Colvin on Nov 17th 2022

Grape Agate is a very popular crystal in 2022 and is expected to remain that way through 2023.Despite the trade name of Grape Agate, this is actually a botryoidal form of Chalcedony. This simply means … read more
Gemstone Profile: Amethyst

Gemstone Profile: Amethyst

Posted by Chris Colvin on Nov 13th 2022

Amethysts are the birthstone of January. They are also known as the stone of love, peace, harmony, balance, protection, healing, spirituality, and intuition. Some believe that amethyst crystals can he … read more
Meteor Vs. Meteorite?

Meteor Vs. Meteorite?

Posted by Chris Colvin on Nov 13th 2022

Meteor? Meteorite? Who Cares?When it comes to collecting rocks, minerals, and meteorites, terminology matters. We need to make sure that when we are describing something, or trying to communicate … read more
Can I Really Own A Meteorite?

Can I Really Own A Meteorite?

Posted by Chris Colvin on Aug 27th 2022

Is owning a meteorite legal?In general, when people first start seeing meteorites for sale online, there are one of two things that come to mind:1: "There's no way this is legal. It must be a scam!"2: … read more