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|According to wikipedia when the inclusions are primarily yellow instead of red the stone is sometimes called a Plasma. But if I told my players they found a Plasma Stone they would assume it could shoot beams of ionic energy or something.|
|Cairngorm is a specifically Scottish variety of Smoky Quartz and is normally listed under that category in the charts. It's a cool name with a specific look, so I gave them their own category here.|
|The bluer varieties tend to be the most valuable.|
|I could see a scenario where folks not well versed in gemstones could be tricked into thinking a cut rock crystal was actually a diamond.|
|Sardonyx is literally layers of sard and onyx.|
|"Heating destroys azurite easily" - Wikipedia|
|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.|
|"when cut in one direction it is jet black; in another it is glistening gray" - Wikipedia again|
|A blue variant is called Hawk Eye.|
|by Charles Keegan|