Mineral Files

Welcome to the Exquisite stones Mineral files page

We are happy to introduce to you our Mineral Files, a place where we can share our interest and encounters with the beauty and intriguing ability of the mineral world.

Please note that these articles are in no way scientifically orientated and is published here to serve for educational purposes to the enthusiast and lover of minerals. We aim to add more species and varieties in due course.

Featured Mineral

Ice Cream Quartz

The name Ice Cream Quartz has been given to these beautiful specimens; the variously coloured Copper minerals and the icy Quartz crystal druse gives a collection of these specimens the appearance of ice cream

Asylum Quartz

The name Asylum Quartz has been given to this truly amazing variety of macrocrystalline Quartz. Asylum, literally for “crazy quartz”, because of the amounts and number of various and unusual inclusions found in these specimens.

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Ice Cream Quartz

The name Ice Cream Quartz has been given to these beautiful specimens; the variously coloured Copper minerals and the icy Quartz crystal druse gives a collection of these specimens the appearance of ice cream.

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Quartz

Quartz may either be transparent, translucent or opaque. Pure quartz is colourless but ranges from white, purple, pink, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, brown, black or grey in colour due to trace amounts of other elements, or the inclusion of other minerals.

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