Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ornamental Stones, base 10gp value

Azurite, a.k.a. Chessylite, ancient Greek Kuanos, Latin Caeruleum

"Heating destroys azurite easily" - Wikipedia

Blue Quartz

Eye Agate

Those shiny black rocks in gift shops that are magnetic and stick together?  I'm pretty sure that's hematite.

Used by the ancient Egyptians for scarabs.

Moss Agate

"when cut in one direction it is jet black; in another it is glistening gray" - Wikipedia again

A blue variant is called Hawk Eye.