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Vivianite

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Vivianite

Vivianite is a hydrous iron-phosphate mineral that grows in long, prismatic crystals. In its pure form, Vivianite is colorless and transparent, it develops in color as it oxidizes, which happens almost immediately. It oxidizes from light green to dark green, to black.

Chatoyant Minerals

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Chatoyant Minerals

Chatoyance is an adjective describing a mineral with a shifting luster and an undulating band of white light. Chatoyant comes from the French chatoyer meaning "to shine like a cat's eye."

Virgo

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Virgo

Virgo (August 23- September 22) is a mutable sign, representing the end of Summer and the beginning of fall. Mutable signs like Virgo crave the transitional and motivating energy of the season's change.

Jadeite, Nephrite, and Serpentine

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Jadeite, Nephrite, and Serpentine

Jade is a valuable stone that has been used to make jewelry and ornaments since the Stone Age. Jade is the name given to two different but similar minerals called Jadeite and Nephrite. Jade has a significant place in East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian art history. It also had spiritual significance in pre-Colombian Mesoamerican cultures.