Crystal, Mineral, and Gemstone Backgrounds

 


 

**All of these backgrounds were created using my crystal, mineral, and gemstone photographs. There will be many more coming in the future. By request I am making them available for free to other gem, mineral, and crystal enthusiasts and hobbyists for use as backgrounds, wallpaper, or whatever other purpose you may have in mind for them. You may find that some of them are too busy or too dark for use as backgrounds, but they will still be great for other uses. Each background and photo is a Copyright © of RocksInMyHeadToo, unless stated otherwise. If you choose to copy any of the backgrounds or photographs for commercial use, please include the copyright information listed above. If you are using them for personal use only, it is not necessary to include the copyright information. Thank you!

 

 

I have included descriptions of each background. Underlined links are provided below for a full page sample of each background, with and without printed text on it. Depending upon your individual computer and monitor, the colors may appear somewhat differently than they appear on my website or my monitor. Feel free to adjust the colors to your taste. Most of the photographs from which the backgrounds originated were lightened in color intensity to make it easier to read the printed text against the multiple colors and patterns of the backgrounds. You may find that they need further lightening on your screen. The backgrounds will also appear differently with other colors of text. Also, if you are as overly picky as I am, you may want to adjust the size of the background photo if you would like it to be evenly spaced across your screen or page, as these are adjusted to fit my screen size. Only resize the width to smaller sizes in very small increments until you have obtained an evenly spaced background pattern. If you are having difficulty in adjusting it yourself, please feel free to ask me for help. The original photos are shown at the bottom of this page and on each individual background's "with text" page.

 

Enjoy!

Jan

RocksInMyHeadToo@aol.com

 

 

**To obtain a copy of the background of your choice, right click anywhere on the background page to save it to your computer.

 

 

**If the images and/or text do not appear evenly spaced and centered on your screen, which commonly occurs with AOL pages, maximize the individual page's window. That should resolve the problem. Or, you may try resizing the background photo to have it fit your screen size evenly spaced in the manner described above.

 

 

Background 5 (text)  (multicolored drusy on the surface of a Russian Candle Quartz crystal)

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Background 6 (text)  (opalescent multicolored Limonite on a Golden Rainbow Aura Russian Quartz crystal cluster)

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Background 7 (text)  (Mexican Crazy Lace Agate polished cabochon with interesting patterns)

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Background 8 (text)  (the same as background 5 with a slight hint of yellow)

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Background 9 (text)  (a polished Mexican Fire Opal cabochon in Rhyolite matrix)

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Background 10 (text)  (an unpolished opalized fossilized Ammonite from Madagascar)

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Background 13 (text)  (multicolored Elbaite Tourmaline crystals and Muscovite in Quartz from Paraiba, Brazil)

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Background 14 (text)  (multicolored all natural Diamond crystals from Africa)

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Background 15 (text)  (abstract out of focus Diamond crystals with orbs and odd patterns)

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Background 16 (text)  (Star Blue Sapphire from North Carolina...the real star is where it is marked with a fake star)

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Background 17 (text)  (iridescent grayish-blue Larvikite feldspar polished cabochon from Russia)

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Background 18 (text)  (elestial drusy crystals on a Russian "Ice Angel" Quartz crystal)

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Background 19 (text)  (hand carved Fire Agate Angelfish)

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Background 20 (text)  (another hand carved Fire Agate Angelfish)

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Background 21 (text)  (a polished teardrop Charoite cabochon from Russia)

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Background 22 (text)  (an orb of the center of a light blue Agate Enhydro Geode from Brazil...filled with water)

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Background 23 (text)  (an orb from a Blue Celestite geode from Madagascar)

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Background 24 (text)  (an oval portion of a Golden Rainbow Aura Russian Quartz crystal cluster)

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Background 25 (text)  (an eagle's head hand carved into a Mother of Pearl cabochon)

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Background 26 (text)  (an orb of multicolored drusy on the surface of a Russian Candle Quartz crystal)

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Background 27 (text)  (an orb of Tiffany Stone ~ Opalized Fluorite)

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Background 28 (text)  (a polished multicolored Pyrite drusy cabochon )

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Background 29 (text)  (an orb of multicolored drusy on the surface of a Russian Candle Quartz crystal...blue tint)

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Background 30 (text)  (an orb of multicolored drusy on the surface of a Russian Candle Quartz crystal...yellow tint)

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Background 31 (text)  (a rich gorgeous slice of Watermelon Tourmaline from Brazil)

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Background 32 (text)  (a gold plated Agate drusy cabochon from Brazil)

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Background 33 (text)  (an adularescent magnificently faceted Rose Quartz gemstone from Brazil)

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Background 34 (text)  (a Rose Quartz sphere from Madagascar)

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Background 35 (text)  (a freeform polished Rhyolite Cabochon from Mexico)

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Background 36 (text)  (an orb from a Lepidolite Mica cabochon from Brazil)

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Background 37 (text)  (an orb from a Golden Rainbow Aura Russian Quartz crystal cluster)

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Background 38 (text)  (an orb from a rough Rose Quartz slab from Brazil)

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Background 39 (text)  (an orb from a pretty pastel colored polishing cloth)

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Background 40 (text)  (a carved polished Lapis Lazuli moon face)

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Background 41 (text)  (a polished Ammonite fossil from Madagascar)

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Background 42 (text)  (a polished Coral fossil from Indonesia)

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Background 43 (text)  (a polished orb of Orbicular Ocean Jasper from Madagascar)

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Background 44 (text)  (a polished Amethyst stalactite from Brazil)

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Background 45 (text)  (a faceted Kunzite gemstone from Afghanistan)

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Background 46 (text)  (a polished and hand carved Blue Chalcedony Moon Face cabochon from Brazil)

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Background 47 (no text only...too dark)  (a sphere of fluorescent Willemite & Calcite with Franklinite from Franklin, NJ...on white Background)

**It is shown below under shortwave ultraviolet light and in daylight.

 

Background 48 (text)  (a polished hand carved Turquoise howling coyote from Arizona, USA)

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Background 49 (text)  (an orb from a Fossil Stone slab from Brazil)

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Background 50 (text)  (a polished hand carved Picture Jasper lizard from Mexico)

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Background 51 (text)  (a polished Snowflake Obsidian sphere from Mexico)

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Background 52 (text)  (a polished hand carved Onyx camel from Brazil)

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Background 53 (text)  (an orb from a Rainbow Boji Stone™ Concretion from America's Heartland)

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Background 54 (text)  (a polished and shaped Shiva Lingham River Stone from India)

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Background 55 (text)  (an orb of a rainbow in a polished rainbow colored Fluorite sphere from China)

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Background 56 (no text only...too dark)  (an orb of a rainbow in a polished rainbow colored Fluorite sphere from China)

**The entire sphere is shown below...complete with a forest view out of the window.

**For an extra large view of the sphere "with a window view"...Click Here: XL Sphere Photograph

 

Background 57 (text)  (another view of a rainbow in a polished rainbow colored Fluorite sphere from China)

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Background 58 (text)  (an orb from a Paraiba Quartz cabochon from Brazil ~ Medusa Quartz ~ Gilalite in Quartz)

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Background 59 (text)  (an orb from a very picturesque Graveyard Plume Agate slice from the USA)

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Background 60 (no text only...too dark)  (a polished Septarian Nodule sphere from the USA)

**A larger version of the sphere is shown below.

 

Background 61 (text)  (an orb from the elusive Flower Stone from Texada Island, BC, Canada)

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Background 62 (text)  (an orb from a Rainforest Jasper slice from Brazil)

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Background 63 (text)  (a Crazy Lace Agate slice from Mexico)

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Background 64 (text)  (another orb from a Rainforest Jasper slice from Brazil)

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Background 65 (text)  (an orb from a Crazy Lace Agate slice from Mexico)

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Background 66 (text)  (an orb from a Dominican Amber specimen included with a tiny flower & multiple air bubbles)

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Background 67 (text)  (an orb from a colorful rough Bauxite specimen from the USA)

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Background 68 (no text only...too dark)  (an orb from a Russian Baltic Amber specimen included with a crab & plant debris)

**A larger version of the photo is shown below.

 

Background 69 (text)  (an orb from a polished Labradorite cabochon from Madagascar)

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Background 70 (text)  (an abstract oval from the top portion of a hand polished Star Ruby crystal from Africa)

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Background 71 (text)  (an orb of a multicolored rainbow in a Clear Quartz polished sphere from Brazil)

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Background 72 (text)  (an enlarged view of a multicolored rainbow in a Clear Quartz polished sphere from Brazil)

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Background 73 (no text only...too dark)  (an orb from a Chiastolite Cross Stone from China)

**A slightly larger version of the photo is shown below.

 

Background 74 (text)  (an Ikaite "Porcupine" crystal cluster from Russia)

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Background 75 (text)  (a polished Violane ~ Blue-Violet Diopside cabochon from Russia)

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Background 76 (no text only...too dark)  (a sphere of fluorescent Willemite & Calcite with Franklinite from Franklin, NJ...on black background)

**It is shown below under shortwave ultraviolet light and in daylight. Same specimen as BG47.

 

Background 77 (no text only...too dark)  (a richly colored checkerboard faceted Apatite gemstone from Madagascar)

**A larger version of the gemstone is shown below.

 

Background 78 (text)  (a magnificent faceted rich Blue Zircon gemstone from Cambodia)

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Background 79 (no text only...too dark)  (a titanium coated Agate Drusy cabochon from Brazil)

**Its photo is shown below.

 

Background 80 (text)  (a polished rare Papagoite in Quartz cabochon from Arizona USA)

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Background 81 (text)  (a checkerboard faceted Ouro Verde Quartz gemstone from Brazil)

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Background 82 (text)  (a triangular faceted Iolite ~ Cordierite gemstone from India)

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Background 83 (text)  (a round faceted Sphene gemstone from Brazil)

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Background 84 (no text only...too dark)  (a faceted Bicolor Quartz Smoky/Citrine gemstone from Brazil)

**Its photo is shown below.

 

Background 85 (text)  (an orb from a botryoidal Lepidolite Mica cluster from Brazil)

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Background 86 (text)  (a very rare faceted Strawberry Quartz gemstone ~ Lepidocrocite in Quartz from Russia)

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Background 87 (text)  (a smaller version of Background 13...multicolored Paraiba Tourmaline in Quartz)

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Background 88 (no text only...too dark)  (another view of multicolored rainbows in a Clear Quartz polished sphere)

**Its photo is shown below.

 

Background 89 (text)  (a Round Brilliant Gemstone black & white graphic design)

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Background 90 (no text only...too dark)  (dark version BG72 rainbow within a Clear Quartz sphere)

**Its photo is shown below.

 

Background 91 (text)  (a volcanic Pleiadian Stone ~ Peridot in Basalt from Hawaii)

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Background 92 (text)  (Herkimer Diamond Quartz with 18+ Phase Three fluid inclusions ~ Enhydros from Herkimer, NY)

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Background 93 (text)  (an orb of Red Andradite Garnet from South Africa)

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Background 94 (text)  (an orb of dark rich Amethyst from Uruguay)

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Background 95 (text)  (an orb of rich Dioptase crystals from Tsumeb)

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Background 96 (text)  (an orb of Pink Smithsonite crystals from Tsumeb)

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Russian Candle Quartz Covered With Drusy

 


Golden Rainbow Aura Russian Quartz Crystal Cluster Section

 


Mexican Crazy Lace Agate Cabochon

 


An Outstanding Mexican Fire Opal In Matrix Cabochon With Multicolor Fire Galore!

 


Opalized Fossilized Ammonite From Madagascar

 


Multicolored Elbaite Tourmaline and Muscovite In Quartz From Paraiba, Brazil

 


Multicolored All Natural Diamond Crystals From Africa

 


Abstract Multicolored Natural Diamond Crystals From Africa

 


Blue Star Sapphire Crystal With Lepidolite From North Carolina, USA...Hand Mined By Michael ;-)

 


Iridescent Russian Larvikite Cabochon Pendant

 


"Ice Angel" White Phantom Elestial Quartz Crystal From Russia

 


Two Hand Carved Fire Agate Angelfish From Brazil

 


Polished Charoite Cabochon From Russia

 


Light Blue Brazilian Agate Enhydro Geode...Full Of Water

 


Orb From A Blue Celestite Geode From Madagascar

 


A Section Of A Golden Rainbow Aura Russian Quartz Crystal Cluster

 


An Eagle's Head Hand Carved Into A Mother Of Pearl Cabochon

 


An Orb Of Tiffany Stone ~ Opalized Fluorite

 


A Polished Multicolored Pyrite Drusy Cabochon

 


A Rich Gorgeous Polished Slice Of Watermelon Tourmaline From Brazil

 


A Gold Plated Agate Drusy Cabochon From Brazil

 


An Adularescent Magnificently Faceted Rose Quartz Gemstone From Brazil

 


A Polished Rose Quartz Sphere From Madagascar

 


A Polished Freeform Rhyolite Cabochon From Mexico

 


An Orb From A Polished Lepidolite Mica Cabochon

 


A Large Rough Rose Quartz Slab From Brazil

 


An Orb From A Pretty Pastel Colored Polishing Cloth

 


A Carved Polished Lapis Lazuli Moon Face From Afghanistan

 


A Polished Ammonite Fossil From Madagascar

 


A Polished Fossilized Coral Cabochon From Indonesia

 


A Polished Orb Of Orbicular Ocean Jasper From Madagascar

 


A Polished Amethyst Stalactite From Brazil

 


A Faceted Kunzite Gemstone From Afghanistan

 


A Polished & Hand Carved Blue Chalcedony Moon Face Cabochon From Brazil

 


A Polished Sphere Of Fluorescent Willemite & Calcite With Franklinite From Franklin, NJ (FL SW UV)

 


A Polished Sphere Of Fluorescent Willemite & Calcite With Franklinite From Franklin, NJ (Daylight)

 


A Polished Hand Carved Turquoise Howling Coyote From Arizona, USA

 


An Orb From A Fossil Stone Slab From Brazil

 


A Polished Hand Carved Picture Jasper Lizard From Mexico

 


A Polished Snowflake Obsidian Sphere From Mexico

 


A Polished Hand Carved Onyx Camel From Brazil

 


An Orb From A Rainbow Boji Stone™ Concretion From The Heartland Of The USA

 


A Polished & Shaped Shiva Lingham River Stone From India

 


An Orb Of A Rainbow In A Polished Rainbow Colored Fluorite Sphere From China

 


A Polished Rainbow Colored Fluorite Sphere From China...With A Forest View Out Of The Window

 


Another View Of A Rainbow In A Polished Rainbow Colored Fluorite Sphere From China

 


An Orb From A Paraiba Quartz Cabochon From Brazil ~ Medusa Quartz ~ Gilalite In Quartz

 


An Orb From A Very Picturesque Graveyard Plume Agate Slice From The USA

 


A Polished Septarian Nodule Sphere From The USA

 


An Orb From The Elusive Flower Stone From Texada Island, BC, Canada

 


An Orb From A Colorful Rainforest Jasper Slice From Brazil

 


A Crazy Lace Agate Slice From Mexico

 


Another Orb From A Colorful Rainforest Jasper Slice From Brazil

 


An Orb From A Crazy Lace Agate Slice From Mexico

 


An Orb From A Dominican Amber Specimen Included With A Tiny Flower & Multiple Air Bubbles

 


An Orb From A Colorful Rough Bauxite Specimen From The USA

 


An Orb From A Baltic Amber Specimen Included With A Partial Crab & Plant Debris From Russia

 


An Orb From A Polished Labradorite Cabochon From Madagascar

 


An Abstract Oval From The Top Portion Of A Hand Polished Star Ruby Crystal From Africa

 


An Orb Of A Multicolored Rainbow In A Clear Quartz Polished Sphere From Brazil

 


An Enlarged View Of A Multicolored Rainbow In A Clear Quartz Polished Sphere From Brazil

 


An Orb From A Polished Chiastolite Cross Stone From China

 


An Ikaite "Porcupine" Crystal Cluster From Russia

 


A Polished Violane ~ Blue-Violet Diopside Cabochon From Russia

 


A Richly Colored Checkerboard Faceted Apatite Gemstone From Madagascar

 


A Magnificent Faceted Rich Blue Zircon Gemstone From Cambodia

 


A Titanium Coated Agate Drusy Cabochon From Brazil

 


A Polished Rare Papagoite In Quartz Cabochon From Arizona USA

 


A Checkerboard Faceted Ouro Verde Quartz Gemstone From Brazil

 


A Triangular Faceted Iolite ~ Cordierite Gemstone From India

 


A Round Faceted Sphene Gemstone From Brazil

 


An Outstanding Bicolored Quartz Smoky/Citrine Faceted Gemstone From Brazil

 


An Orb From A Botryoidal Lepidolite Mica Cluster From Brazil

 


A Very Rare Faceted Strawberry Quartz Gemstone ~ Lepidocrocite In Quartz From Russia

 


Another View Of Multicolored Rainbows In A Clear Quartz Polished Sphere From Brazil

 


A Round Brilliant Gemstone Black & White Graphic Design

 


Volcanic Pleiadian Stone ~ Peridot In Basalt From Hawaii

 


Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystal With 18+ Phase Three Fluid Inclusions ~ Enhydros From Herkimer, NY

 


An Orb Of Red Andradite Garnet From South Africa

 


An Orb Of Dark Rich Amethyst From Uruguay

 


An Orb Of Rich Dioptase Crystals From Tsumeb, Namibia

 


An Orb Of Pink Smithsonite Crystals From Tsumeb, Namibia

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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