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B100B Here is a temporary strand of dyed Chrysocolla rectangular beads. These beads measure 1/2" by 5/8" and has approximately 22 beads per strand. These beauties can be used to make your very own jewelry creation!

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Chrysocolla is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore. Some associated minerals are Quartz, Limonite, Azurite, and Malachite and Chrysocolla is often confused with Turquoise as they are similar in color. It gets it's name from Greek chrysos "gold" and kolla "glue".  It is known among Native American cultures as a healing stone and said to promote calm and level headedness.

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Dyed Chrysocolla Beads

$8.00

B101C  Here is a temporary strand of Australian Picasso Marble beads. These beads all have a slightly differnt shape measuring roughly a 1/2" Each strand has approximately 40 beads.

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Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting of Limestone but mostly composed of Calcite.  It is used extensively for sculpture, building material and has many decorative uses.  The pure white Marble is probably the most common form known, but the characteristic swirls and veins of many colored Marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as Clay, Silt, Sand, Iron Oxides or Chert.

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Australian Picasso Marble

$9.00

B102C Here is a gorgeous temporary strand of Smokey Quartz beads. These beads have a natural oval shape and measure 5/16" by 1/2" Each strand has approximately 35 beads.

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Smokey Quartz

$8.00

B103C  Here is a temporary strand of dyed Chrysocolla circular beads. These beads measure 5/8" in diameter and has approximately 26 beads per strand. These beauties can be used to make your very own jewelry creation!

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Chrysocolla is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore. Some associated minerals are Quartz, Limonite, Azurite, and Malachite and Chrysocolla is often confused with Turquoise as they are similar in color. It gets it's name from Greek chrysos "gold" and kolla "glue".  It is known among Native American cultures as a healing stone and said to promote calm and level headedness.

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Dyed Chrysocolla Beads

$12.00

B104C Here is a temporary strand of Sodalite heart beads. These beads measure 1/2" by 1/2"and has approximately  30 beads per strand.

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Sodalite is a rich royal blue mineral enjoyed as an ornamental stone. Although massive samples are opaque, Crystals are usually transparent to translucent. It is very similar to Lapis but with out the Pyrite Crystals and distinguishable color differences. It makes great jewelry, cabochons an beads

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 Sodalite

$10.00 B105C Here is a temporary strand of Fluorite round beads. These bead measures about a 3/8" in diameter. Each strand has approximately 46 beads per strand.

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Fluorite, also referred to as fluor-spar, is a mineral composed of Calcium Fluoride.  It is a widely occurring mineral found world wide and is often found with metallic minerals such as Galena, Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz and Calcite.  Fluorite may fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light which may be due to the presence of some impurities such as Yttrium.  Blue is the most common color but red, purple, green, yellow and white are also frequent.  It can be used in high performance telescopes, camera lens, enamels and in the making of opalescent glass.

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 Fluorite

$10.00 B106B  Here is a temporary strand of small cylinder shaped Eudialyte beads. These beads measures 3/8" by  5/16". There are approximately 105 beads per strand.

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Eudialyte, also spelled Eudialite,  is a complex material  consisting chiefly of the silicates of iron, zirconium, and lime. Some samples of Eudialyte have been found to have up to 46 different elements.  The zirconium has many uses from the production of synthetic fibers, in construction materials for aircraft and space vehicles and in the manufacture of super-hard alloys.  Eudialyte is found in Arkansas, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Canada and Madagascar.

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Eudialyte

$12.00 B107C Here is a temporary strand of freeform Lapis beads. These beads measure 5/16"by 1/4"  and there is approximately 51 beads per strand.

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Lapis is a rock and not a mineral because it is made up from various other minerals. To be a mineral it would have one constituent only, and Lapis has several including Lazurite, Sodium, Aluminum, Silicon, Oxygen, Sulfur and Chlorine. Most Lapis contains Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite. The best color is an intense blue that is lightly dusted with small flecks of Pyrite. Lapis takes an excellent polish and has been made into jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics and ornamental objects.

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Lapis

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