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Visually stunning minerals/crystals

  1. Nov 10, 2014 #1
    My mom tends to love lumps of geology and crystals. I'm always looking out but I'm slightly uninspired this christmass. Over the years I've managed to pull in some interesting specimens like slices of meteorite, interesting fossils, septarian geode and a bismuth crystal. A very expansive and very nice collection has populated her shelves but I'm running out of options.

    Any ideas guys? Being science fanatics I can't think of a better place to ask :)
     
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  4. Feb 14, 2015 #3
    I just added this to our facebook page

    The worlds biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘Empress of Uruguay’ can be found at Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Australia

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  5. Feb 14, 2015 #4

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    Have you been there @greg ?
    My wife, Cindy and I visited there in Dec 2012, as part of our visit to Cairns for the total solar eclipse :)
    Cindy is 5'3" and this geode is almost twice her height!!

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