~ Gemstones available at Hillside Stone & Garden ~
We have recently picked up some new gemstones and decorative rocks for our showroom, there is lots to see - Come check it out!!
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue semi-precious stone mined in Afghanistan
Calcite is a carbonite material and the most stable ploymorph of calcium carbonate . The crystallization process occurs in two stages; firstly, the ACC nanoparticles rapidly dehydrate and crystallize to form individual particles of vaterite; secondly, the vaterite transforms to calcite via a dissolution and reprecipitation mechanism with the reaction rate controlled by the surface area of calcite.
Agate is a variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
For more information about Rose Quartz and a look at some of the other forms we carry click here
Selenite is a variety of the mineral gypsum, composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate (meaning has two molecules of water)
Malachite is a coper carbonate hydroxide mineral. This opaque green banded mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic chrystal system in fractures and spaces deep underground.
Petrified wood is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization
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