Pinolite ~ A Funky Crystal Friend!

Pinolite ~ A Funky Crystal Friend!

Pinolite is a generic name for a rare mixture of Dolomite, Graphite & Magnesite found only in Austria and some very small deposits in British Columbia, Canada.  The small white flecks in the grey/black matrix look like pine kernals or little seeds and the literal translation of Pinolite means 'pine stone'. Although Pinolite was discovered in … [Read more...]

Turquoise ~ The Traveller’s Stone

Turquoise ~ The Traveller’s Stone

Turquoise ~ such a beautiful colour and such a beautiful stone!  There are so many different variations and colours of Turquoise, but for general purposes and the ease of writing a blog that doesn't take all day........ I'll try and stick to those that are most readily available in the market today. The word turquoise comes from the old French … [Read more...]