Mineralesque - Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the built up [sic] of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.

Fordite: an anthropocenic mineral "formed from the built up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.

Rainbow Rock

"Rainbow Rock"- the detail with the perspective on the side facing away is a nice touch. If only the same care had been put into making the gradient more organic. plus a small, selective color palate is much more attractive than an easy rainbow.

Ammonite fossil 65 million years  THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!  I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A MOSAIC, THEN A PAINTING.

One of the most exquisite Ammonite fossils I have ever seen Gorgeous Display Specimen Polished Ammonite Fossil Clear Suture Pattern, RARE! 65 million years old held in the palm of the hand. What a wondrous world we live in.

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Ammonite Fossils - The Promicroceras Planicosta on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Washington D.

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon  Early 1960's Material  (suzybones). via Etsy. Not an agate at all - the original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard.

Solid Detroit Agate, Fordite Cabochon, Early by suzybones

Metaphysically, Agate vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, and is stabilizing and strengthening. Promotes maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security. A great crystal to use during pregnancy. Beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering what might not be functional for our well-being. Brings joy to the heart by powerful cleansing & healing, and lending the courage to start over after any kind of undesirable experience.

Metaphysically, AGATE vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, and is stabilizing and strengthening. Its warm, protective properties encourage security. A great crystal to use during pregnancy. Beneficial in self-analysis and u

Incredible Chrystal formation

Exploring the Hall of Minerals - Scolecite on stilbite at the American Museum of Natural History. Photo by Jessica Rosenkrantz

Vivianite.

Vivianite.

Ooh! Lakers!

[traditional birth stone] The MN State gem: Beautiful Lake Superior Agates - found on both north (MN) and south (WI) shores of Lake Superior. - Agates are semi precious stones so common on Lake Superior beaches no one pays much attention.

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon   MOTOWN SWIRL by suzybones

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon MOTOWN SWIRL by suzybones (old paint layers from car factory)

British ammonites from the Jurassic coast

UK Fossils for sale including ammonites - Fossils Direct. Fossils for sale, high quality British fossils in our on-line fossil shop, from one of the UK's leading fossil dealers.

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