The “Out of Towners”

Moroccan Agates are known for their dazzling colors and fascinating patterns. They come in a wide array of colors and patterns. They flourish in widely disseminated areas of Morocco. Every agate has a unique appearance. The diverse hues and pattern styles are affected due to things such as temperature, pressure, and also the accessory minerals of the host rock. 

Citrine Quartz is the yellow-brownish variation of the mineral quartz. It is constructed when purple Amethyst is heat treated. There are times when Amethyst is naturally heated and partially changed to yellow Citrine. They can have extended bunches of pyramids on a geode base, while others may have short and stocky crystals as well. True Citrine can be found in the Ural Mountains of Russia and in Madagascar. 

Crazy Lace Agate is a banded jasper that is saturated with Iron and Aluminum. Often called Mexican Agate, this rock is brightly colored and offers a complex pattern. Many of its colors include smooth browns, greys, and golds. Occasionally, you can find pinks and reds. These agates can be found in Northern Mexican, within the Chihuahua area. 

Hampton Butte Petrified Wood is recognized for its abnormal, green color. It can only  be found in Hampton Butte, Oregon. Red, yellow, and other uncommon colors can be found here as well. 

Pink Opal was formed millions of years ago when mixtures of silica and water circulated into cracks within the ground. These mixtures slowly harden and once solid become Opal. The Pink Opal acquires its color from trace amounts of organic compounds known as quinones. Pink Opal is rare and only found in a few places such as Mexico and Peru.   

Aragonite Stars are a type of fossil and are formed in marine and freshwater environments. They form naturally in almost all mollusk shells. They are one of the three most frequently occurring crystal forms of Calcium Carbonate. It is formed by biological and physical processes due to the mineral deposition in mollusk shells.