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Rhodochosite - Hotazel Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa 10.0 x 6.5 x 4.0 cm Photos and more at Sparkly, Cherry-red rhodochrosites from the oldest finds here in the late 1970's are legendary to this day for their unique color saturation, sparkly luster, and overall impressive appearance. Note they were found before, and are MUCH more rare, than their cousins from the nearby N'Chwaning Mines.

Garnet, known as "the Stone of Happiness," enhances your internal energies to bring forth an intense level of inner joy while increasing your presence. Garnet is also known to raise your healing power during illness.

Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite Locality: Longido, Arusha, Tanzania Description: Superb hexagonal ruby crystal, the red-pink gem variety of the mineral species corundum, in green zoisite matrix. The ruby crystal has exceptionally rich color and runs completely through the matrix. From the Online Mineral Museum

Goethite forms firework display inside an amethyst crystal from Tamil Nadu, India // via Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society

Garnet - Red:The "stone of health", extracting negative energy from the chakras and transmuting the energy to a positive state. Stimulates Kundalini, assists in flow of energy.

Beetroot pumpkin seed pesto

A vibrant and flavoursome beetroot pumpkin seed pesto. Great with chicken, pasta or add it to your salad.

Sedimentary layers with bands of hematite, magnetite (gray/black), and jasper (red) in banded iron formations of northern Michigan, USA.