Smoky Quartz - Hiddenite, N.C.

Smoky Quartz - Hiddenite, N.C.

Smoky Quartz - Hiddenite, N.C.

Smoky Quartz - Hiddenite, N.C.

North Carolina Emerald

North Carolina Emerald

North Carolina Emerald

North Carolina Emerald

Corundum & Rutile, N.C.

Corundum & Rutile, N.C.

Corundum & Rutile, N.C.

Corundum & Rutile, N.C.

Appalachian Gold (Au)

Appalachian Gold (Au)

A fine display of gold from the Appalachian Mountains.

Virginia Aquamarine (Beryl)

Virginia Aquamarine (Beryl)

Virginia Aquamarine (Beryl)

Virginia Aquamarine (Beryl)

Virginia Aquamarine (Beryl)

Virginia Aquamarine (Beryl)

Ethiopian Opal (Hydrophane Opal)

Ethiopian Opal (Hydrophane Opal)

1.10 ct. Oval Cabochon

Ethiopian Crystal Opal

Ethiopian Crystal Opal

.90 ct. 6mm Free-form Cabochon

Ethiopian Opal

Ethiopian Opal

Absolutely stunning!

Mexican Fire Opal!

Mexican Fire Opal!

Bi-Color Mexican Fire Opal

Bi-Color Mexican Fire Opal

Faceted Rubies under long-wave UV

Faceted Rubies under long-wave UV

Untreated N.C. Rubies (Corundum)

N.C. Black Sapphire (Corundum)

N.C. Black Sapphire (Corundum)

North Carolina Black Sapphire

N.C. Emerald .65 ct. 7x5mm Oval Cut

N.C. Emerald .65 ct. 7x5mm Oval Cut

N.C. Emerald .65 ct. 7x5mm Oval Cut

N.C. Emerald .65 ct. 7x5mm Oval Cut

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Personal collection. NOT FOR SALE

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Personal collection. NOT FOR SALE

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Faceted N.C. Star Ruby 1.25 cts.

Personal collection. NOT FOR SALE

N.C. Ruby (Corundum)

N.C. Ruby (Corundum)

North Carolina Emerald (Beryl)

North Carolina Emerald (Beryl)

This is another Emerald from the Hiddenite area of North Carolina.

Rough Ethiopian Welo Opal

Rough Ethiopian Welo Opal

Living up to it's name! Ethiopian Welo is some of the most sought after precious opal in the world.

Ethiopian Welo Opal

Ethiopian Welo Opal

Ethiopian "Welo" Opal

Ethiopian "Welo" Opal

1.10 cts. Oval Cab

Ethiopian Opal

Ethiopian Opal

This is a beautiful Ethiopian Opal. .90 ct. 6mm Free-form Cabochon

Luke studying a Sapphire...

Luke studying a Sapphire...

Calcite Crystals (Calcium Carbonate)

Calcite Crystals (Calcium Carbonate)

From the collection.

Aragonite (Calcium Carbonate)

Aragonite (Calcium Carbonate)

From the collection.

Aragonite (Calcium Carbonate)

Aragonite (Calcium Carbonate)

From the collection.

Muscovite w/Quartz Specimen

Muscovite w/Quartz Specimen

30.5 carat Ruby (Corundum)

30.5 carat Ruby (Corundum)

Bi-Color Tourmaline

Bi-Color Tourmaline

Tourmaline Specimen

Tourmaline Specimen

Tourmaline Specimen

Tourmaline Specimen

Tourmaline Specimen

Tourmaline Specimen

Luke in the Cherokee National Forest

Luke in the Cherokee National Forest

Cherokee National Forest

Cherokee National Forest

Luke near Iron Mountain, Tennessee

Luke near Iron Mountain, Tennessee

Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz

Agate/Quartz

Agate/Quartz

Agate/Quartz

Agate/Quartz

Agate/Quartz

Agate/Quartz

Massive Blue Quartz

Massive Blue Quartz

Massive Blue Quartz

Massive Blue Quartz

Luke cutting an agate...

Luke cutting an agate...

Emerald!

Emerald!

Star Corundum

Star Corundum

Rough cut Jasper

Rough cut Jasper

Stream in N.C.

Stream in N.C.

N.C. Mineral & Gem Festival

N.C. Mineral & Gem Festival

What a wonderful treat this was! You could spend an eternity in this place!

Bear & Scarlett searching pockets

Bear & Scarlett searching pockets

N.C.

N.C.

Luke in N.C.

Luke in N.C.

A Bear & a waterfall...

A Bear & a waterfall...

First camp site...

First camp site...

Overpass

Overpass

This was a good creek!

This was a good creek!

Beautiful Blue Ridge

Beautiful Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Mountains

Quartz Veins

Quartz Veins

A Rockbiter was here!

A Rockbiter was here!

That's BLUE!

That's BLUE!

Bear & Scarlett

Bear & Scarlett

Rock Formation in N.C.

Rock Formation in N.C.

More rock formations...

More rock formations...

Colorless Topaz

Colorless Topaz

Luke at Wilson Creek, N.C.

Luke at Wilson Creek, N.C.

Wilson Creek, N.C.

Wilson Creek, N.C.

Waterfall - N.C.

Waterfall - N.C.

Ruby in Zoisite-A

Ruby in Zoisite-A

Ruby in Zoisite

Ruby in Zoisite

Chalcedony Rough Cut

Chalcedony Rough Cut

Gold!!!

Gold!!!

Large Agate Close-Up

Large Agate Close-Up

Large Agate A

Large Agate A

Large Corundum

Large Corundum

Encrinal Limestone with Crinoid Stem Sections

Encrinal Limestone with Crinoid Stem Sections

Crinoid-Brachipod-B

Crinoid-Brachipod-B

Crinoid-Brachiopod

Crinoid-Brachiopod

Brachipod-Internal Cast

Brachipod-Internal Cast

Agate-OS

Agate-OS

Agate-OS Back

Agate-OS Back

Chalcedony/Petrified Wood

Chalcedony/Petrified Wood

Chalcedony

Chalcedony

Calcite growth on Agate

Calcite growth on Agate

Dark Chalcedony

Dark Chalcedony

Dark Chalcedony Light

Dark Chalcedony Light

Orthoclase Feldspar

Orthoclase Feldspar

Orthoclase Feldspar Pieces

Orthoclase Feldspar Pieces

"Moonstone"

Small Feldspar

Small Feldspar

Moonstone

Deep Green Tourmaline

Deep Green Tourmaline

Corundum-A

Corundum-A

Corundum-C

Corundum-C

Flint Point

Flint Point

First Petrified Wood Cut

First Petrified Wood Cut

Petrified Wood-B

Petrified Wood-B

Druzy Quartz

Druzy Quartz

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