Friday, January 18, 2019

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...

Palo Quemado blue amber mine

There exists blue amber! But it is very rare - a lot more rare than diamonds and most other gemstones in the world. The...

Rare natural materials

Outstanding finds of rare natural materials around the world The list below is a unique list of selected finds of rare natural materials around the...