Monday, March 25, 2019

Sar-i Sang lapis lazuli mines

World's most beautiful lapis lazuli is found in one location - in the wild mountains of Northern Afghanistan, in Sar-i Sang. The gorgeous blue...

Benitoite Gem Mine (California State Gem Mine)

Benitoite if one of the brightest, rarest and most expensive gemstones in the world. Stones of gem quality are found only in one location...

Merelani Hills – the only find of tanzanite

There is only one place on Earth where is found a gorgeous gemstone - tanzanite, which is found in Merelani Hills, Tanzania. Thousands of...

Sireneviy Kamen – the only find of charoite

The vast expanses of Siberia hold many secrets and surprises. One of them is a find of very unusual, beautiful mineral - charoite. Only...

Blue garnets of Bekily

In Madagascar is the only known place on the planet where are found some of the most amazing gemstones - blue garnets, which change...

Ikaite tufa columns in Ikka Fjord

In the waters of Ikka Fjord in Greenland has formed amazing and, most likely, unique natural landmark - a "forest" of white columns which...

Oklo Mines – the only natural nuclear reactor

First time when humans launched a nuclear chain reaction was in 1942, in Chicago. But there is one place on Earth where nature itself...

Lake Bonney – lake in Antarctica with laughing gas

McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are rich with very unusual landmarks - almost everything in this extreme environment is unique. Lake Bonney - one...

Naica Cave of the Crystals

It is possible that entrails of the Earth hide more caves like this - but up to this day Naica Cave of the Crystals...

Mingora emerald mines (Swat emeralds)

It seemed that the gorgeous emeralds from of Mingora (Pakistan) were discovered fairly recently - in 1958. Recent finds though show that these stones...