The world produces some utterly amazing wonders. Get lost in the beauty of these 27 minerals and stones that prove geologists have the best jobs in the world.
Sunset Fire Opal
We could stare at this opal for hours.
Luz Opal With Galaxy Inside
Where can we get some of this at?
Glowing Minerals In A Chinese Cave
These minerals, while they look dangerously radioactive, are actually completely harmless. A special phosphorescent effect is produced when UV is shone on them.
Looks like it came from the center of the earth, or some alien planet.
A long time ago, a tree fell over and was buried over time. Mineral rich water flows through the wood and precipitate into the wood. Many years later, this is the result.
Frozen Oil Crystal Formation
This is perhaps the best "oil spill" we've ever seen.
Chrysocolla In Malachite
It's a little cave!
More like rose-oscrosite. These look just like real roses!
River Rock Split Into Eight Pieces
How this rock got to be in this state HAS to be an interesting story.
Wow, this is pretty much dragon scales as a mineral.
Rock Formation In Norway
Almost as many ripples as the water.
World’s Largest Amethyst Geode
Dubbed 'The Empress of Uruguay,' this amazing natural stands nearly 11 feet tall.
This Rock Formation Looks Like A Ship
Wow, this could seriously pass as a real ship in dense fog.
The ocean produces some incredible things.
Are we sure that isn't a real watermelon?
Don't be 'fooled' by this fools gold. This amazing ball was formed when over time the usual cubic mineral formations found with pyrite stuck together.
Ocean Inside An Opal
It's like taking the ocean with you everywhere you go!
Lightning Ridge Black Opal
There's something very ominous about this opal.
Is it an element, or a part of a computer? That's right. It's an element!
Rose Quartz Geode
So sparkly — we must have it.
This "rock" is actually tens of years of discarded car paint that dried in layers. Amazing!
Detriot Agate Is Also Called ‘Fordite’
Dubbed as such because this "rock" formed from thousands of layers of spray enamel paint used on cars.
Often mistaken for emeralds, these beautiful green stones are ooh so shiny.
Look at those amazing edges!
The Roundest Rock You’ll Ever See
Likely smoothed by being tossed and rolled against river rocks, this rock is as close to a perfect sphere as rocks can get.
How does Mother Nature make these perfect minerals?
Dinosaur Fossil, Mineralized
Over millions of years, the pores and crevices in the bone filled with gorgeous precipitate minerals.
And you thought all coal was black.
Wait…this isn't a picture of a planet?
Peruvian Blue Opal
If you can find a more perfect blue, we'd love to see it.
An incredible rainbow, captured forever in stone.
A Heart Of Flesh And Blood ; Carneole
Is that a dinosaur egg?
It does look sharp like a crocodile's teeth, but it has nothing to do with the beast.
Just sit back and let the waves entrance you.