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Enjoy the show! Parma Lapidary Club Website: http://www.parmalapidary.com/

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Geology Refresher Idiochromatic minerals are "self colored" due to their composition. An example is blue Azurite. Allochromatic minerals are "other colored" due to trace impurities in their composition or defects in their structure as in beryl

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Who dared to steal the Crown Jewels of England? Thomas Blood did, and was pardoned by the King https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/09/08/priority-dare-steal-crown-jewels-england-thomas-blood-pardoned-king/

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Due to sport’s injury I am laid up. I will try to get back to listing soon.

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Happy Birthday May! Your birthstone is emerald. Cleopatra was said to be fanatical about Emeralds. Egypt was the earliest known location for Emerald mining, not far from the Red Sea. This mine was claimed by Cleopatra as her own.

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Trapiche gems are minerals that form with a radiating star of inclusions between growth sectors. With thirteen Colombian trapiche emerald cabochons this necklace is a true show-stopper. By courtesy of KAT FLORENCE.

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Happy Birthday May! Your birthstone is emerald The 75.47-carat Hooker Emerald was worn by Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Photo by Chip Clark, courtesy Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History.

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A gigantic cave of crystals has been discovered in an old silver mine in Spain. http://www.geologyin.com/2016/10/enormous-crystal-geode-discovered-in.html#Fqffi2FK6SqRVDGl.99

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Enjoy the show! May 2018 4-6—KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral SocietyWeb site: www.KalamazooRockClub.org

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Back to basics refresher. How to identify minerals.

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Scandal! True Crime! Mystery! Murph the Surf and The Eagle Diamond http://wisconsinology.blogspot.com/2013/03/murph-surf-and-eagle-diamond.html

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Enjoy the show! 27-28—ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Club, Pontotoc County Agriplex; 1710 N Broadway Ave; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission

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Oklahoma Ghost Towns Venture off the beaten path and explore Oklahoma’s almost forgotten history in one of its ghost towns. https://www.travelok.com/article_page/oklahomaghosttowns

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April is diamond month. Dig your own! Crater of Diamonds offers the adventure of hunting for real diamonds. If you find a diamond, it is yours to keep. http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com

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Happy Birthday April! Your birthstone is diamond. The largest diamond ever discovered was called the Cullinan diamond. It was cut into nine large diamonds and 100 smaller ones as part of the Crown Jewels

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Enjoy the show! 20-22—WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem and Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5

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Happy Birthday Aprilbirthday. Your birthstone is diamond. Both diamond and graphite are made entirely out of carbon. The differing properties of carbon and diamond arise from their distinct crystal structures.

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Want to give us a try? Would a discount help?Enter WELCOMETOFM during checkout. There are also other coupons available in my shop. #rocksandminerals #crystals #etsy #fenderminerals #etsyfinds https://etsy.me/2H5WZbY

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Vintage specimens, classic locales. Collector’s desires

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Looking for some place to go this weekend? Children's Museum of Indianapolis https://www.childrensmuseum.org

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Grape Chalcedony, where is it from? W. Sulawesi, Indonesia Countless small villages dot the coastline of Sulawesi Island. Rows of rumah panggung (traditional houses) are set between pristine beaches and thick, rolling jungle. It looks like paradise.

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Quartz is another alternative April birthstone chosen for its clear color and similarity to diamond. Clear quartz is sometimes called rock crystal.

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Enjoy the show! 7-8—CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds; 305 Wertz Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; 5.00, 4.00, 1.00 (6-14); Theme: Ohio Rocks!

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Native copper was the first metal ever used by men. History tells us that it's have been used since over 10000 years ago, and as evidence of that we have a copper pendant found in Iraq that dated from 8700 BC. Bird is from the Hopewell Culture of Ohio

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Instructions for making quartz pendants. http://facetjewelry.com/bead-buzz/projects/2017/04/2-ways-to-make-a-quartz-crystal-pendant

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Geology Refresher Like most Earth materials, rocks are created and destroyed in cycles. The rock cycle is a model that describes the formation, breakdown, and reformation of a rock as a result of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic processes.

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Utah, then and now. Collecting trilobites in Utah https://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/glad-you-asked/trilobites-and-cambrian-utah/

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Happy Birthday April! Your birthstone is diamond but a good alternative is silver topaz. Diamonds come in several colors, including yellow, red, pink, blue, and green.

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

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Enjoy the show! 30-1—ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civiv Center; 801 W. Holland Ave., (W. Hwy 90); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission