Hübnerite, Fluorite, and Quartz from Peru
Fritillaria praecox varigata. Plate from Viridarium Reformatum, seu Regnum Vegetabile: Krauter Buch (Newly Revised Garden of the Plant Kingdom: Herb Book), Michael Bernhard Valentini (1657-1729) editor. Frankfurt, Anton Heinscheidt, 1719.
Image and text courtesy - theantiquarium.com
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The Rose of Jericho [VIDEO] is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme dehydration lasting months or even years. After just a few hours of exposure to moisture the plants burst to life, uncurling from a tight ball of dry leaves to a green flower-like shape. Videographer Sean Steininger shot this timelapse of several plants as he exposed them to water.
Some juicy piece out the door featuring amethyst druzy crown settings and labradorite copper forms!
ah, amethyst and echeverria minima - what a nice combo :)