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By BarbaraR
Hi all,
I think this is the penultimate crystal upload ! ..
A close-up of some quartz with a few cubic crystals
of mauve Fluorspar.
Quartz is the most abundant mineral and is estimated to
make up over 10% of the mass of the Earth's crust !
Pure quartz, traditionally called rock crystal, is colourless
and transparent or translucent. Common coloured varieties
include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz and
milky quartz.
All over the world ancient peoples have prized and used quartz for
tools and decoration and mystical ceremony.
Today Quartz is the key component in many of our modern technologies, including timepieces, telecommunication devices and computers.
Many thanks all for all the C&C's on all these crystal pics of mine.
Barbara Smile

Tags: Macro Rocks Crystals Fluorspar Wildlife and nature Quartz

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2012 9:11AM
Another wonderful crystal, Barbara, you must have a very interesting collection, thank you for sharing it with us. Carol

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 9:45AM
these really have been lovely
9 10 10 England
1 Feb 2012 10:19AM
Lovely shot of this quartz Barbara and also enjoy reading the info you supply.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 11:17AM
Beautiful image! Nice crystals reflecting light! IB
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 11:50AM
How lovely! I am so enjoying your collection Barbara!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 12:29PM
Another great "crystal" clear image Barbara. Diane
mhfore 11 6 176 England
1 Feb 2012 12:51PM
Not had time to go all the way through in detail, but as I may have said before, good pf, well worth looking through. Wink


BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
1 Feb 2012 1:41PM
That's kind Martin, many thanks to you
and everyone else for the C&C's

B. Smile
cleg 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 2:07PM
Very nice shot.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
1 Feb 2012 3:59PM
Good macro.....I wondered what the hell it was as a thumbnail.....

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 5:03PM
love your mineral shots, and the info to go with them

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 8:08PM
Lovely tones here Barbara Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 8:45AM
So sharp and beautifully captured
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 8:56AM
Beautifully captured Barbara with the crystals edging into a pink tone - Carole
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 11:28AM
Super image, and great portfolio.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
2 Feb 2012 11:49AM
Thank you very much all Smile

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