Have you noticed that the stones are similar to the places where they were "born"? Bright, iridescent opals are found on the most unusual, full of colors and eternal summer, mainland - Australia. The Ural Mountains, covered with a green carpet of forests, were famous for malachite... Northern stones are not as bright as those mined in hot Africa, their beauty is restrained and harsh, like the northern region.
On the Kola Peninsula, famous precious stones are mined, such as diamonds, garnet, amethyst, chrysolite. But of particular interest are rare minerals that are found only here.
A rare phosphate mineral. Found in one locality: Kovdor massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk region, Severny district, Russia.
Kovdorskite is an extremely beautiful mineral that presents as amazing, well-formed, pale blue or pale pink crystals. Blue crystals with pink endings are especially beautiful, as are rare crystals.
Wonderful lizardite is found not only on the Kola Peninsula, the first deposits were discovered in England, this is evidenced by the name - lizard - a lizard. A very accurate name.
Also found in other countries, in small quantities. Thulite was first discovered in Finland and named after the ancient land of Thule.
The color of the gem depends on the amount of manganese impurities - the more it is in the composition, the richer the color.
4. Khibiny tinguaite
It is named after the town of Tingua near Rio de Janeiro, since only here and on the Kola Peninsula this amazing stone is mined, covered with patterns, like the skin of an ancient lizard.
It was first described by Wilhelm Ramsay in 1890 as "a new mineral No. 3 from the Lovozero tundra". In 1923, it was found by members of the expedition led by A.E. Fersman and named "violophyllite". As a new mineral, murmanite was studied in detail by N. Gutkova in 1930.
The color of murmanite is violet, sometimes light crimson, lilac-pink, pinkish-white, when weathered it changes to brownish and black, the streak is light pink with a brownish tinge, in altered varieties it is brown, cherry-red.
6. Eudialyte (Sami blood)
Beautiful eudialyte semi-precious stone - This is a silicate of calcium, sodium and strontium, it is beautiful, but it poses some health hazard, since there are impurities of radioactive elements.
Unusual in that its surface is layered and resembles dragon scales. Structure lepidolite stone dense and elastic. A single plate can be deformed under pressure, and eventually take its original shape.