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The World’s Most Beautiful Minerals

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Bismuth

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Bismuth is one of the first group of metals to be discovered and classified. The reason of its “staircase” appearance is because it’s outer edges grow faster than the inside. It’s almost twice as common as gold in Earth’s crust but in our opinion, its twice as pretty.

Rose Quartz Geode

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Credit: Imgur/Davidnews1368

So if you didn’t know, a geode is a round rock that is hollow and lined with crystals on the inside. The rose quartz is perhaps the most sought after type of quartz because of its color. It’s considered a symbol of beauty and love and has been used in religious objects for thousands of years.

Tourmaline Burma

Mineral

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Tourmaline is the official birthstone of the month of October and the official gem for the Zodiac sign, Leo. It comes in a variety of colors but the most expensive are blue, green, and pink.

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