Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Idar-Oberstein #5

Rose quartz anyone...?

a single rose quartz crystal

anyone...?

rose quartz

anyone...?

rose quartz


These shots were taken at the stone uber-shop Gunter-Bohrer (there's supposed to be squiggles above a few of those letters but I couldn't be bothered looking for them) and yes, that top photo is of a single rose quartz crystal!

We were taken there as a sort of excursion as the minimum purchase is one kilo, and I know I'm an excess luggage hound but I couldn't justify bringing any of these home...

amethyst


Here are some more shots of the shop...


entrance
the entrance. And from that point of view it's about a third of the total yard size. Every one of those barrels is full of stones of various sizes.


amethyst
Amethyst, each crystal is about 200mm


quartz and rock crystal.JPG
L-R quartz and rock crystal


slices of agate
slices of agate


quartz
shelves of quartz

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8 comments:

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Beautiful. :-)

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

What a lucky adventure to have.

Antje said...

Tere Anna!
As I see, you loved the trip to Idar- Oberstein a lot- hope you'll come back someday!?
Antje

annadee said...

Hi Butterfly and welcome. And hi Antje, I'm back, how hot is it in Tallinn today?!!! See you Wednesday.

marta miguel said...

I´m geologist , and never before I saw one of these ,increible

shula said...

Really does give new meaning to the words: 'excess baggage'.

annadee said...

I've just had a lovely email from a friend telling me that if you sit on a huge crystal of rose quartz you will have a lifetime of love! That's according to her schnautzr Milly and Milly is the font of truth.

Anonymous said...

wow, i would love to get 1 of each rock i just saw , even tye big rose quartz! lol, no but they would all fit into my rock collection...great pics btw.