Although a rather usual mineral throughout much of Western Ohio, Calcite geodes are a highly uncommon occurrence. Unlike many midwestern states where Quartz geodes are widespread and abundant, geodes of any type are a rare find throughout the state. The Calcite in these geodized brachiopods formed in two or more generations. The first generation of Calcite forms a coating of drusy appearing crystals completely lining the hollow interior of the fossil. While rare doubly terminated crystals are occasionally found, most first generation Calcite crystals are well formed clear white to grayish brown, singly terminated scalenohedrons or scalenohedrons with rhombohedral modifications. Typically, first generation crystals areRead More →

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Diamond quality can be very confusing to most people. To the untrained eye, most diamonds look alike. “They look white and sparkle – right? “. So you ask yourself, Why should I spend several thousand dollars for this diamond from you, when The Super Duper Discount Diamond Emporium, just down the road (or over on that other URL), will sell me a “Bigger Diamond” for less than $400.00″? The answer to this common questions lies in the quality of the diamonds that you are comparing. Diamond quality is determined by four factors: the Color of the Diamond, the Cut of the Diamond, the Clarity ofRead More →

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