Taos Rockers
229 A Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM, 87571

Collectors Edition Specimen

This collection of minerals is for our Hard Rockers, our passionate rock-hounds who seek the rarest minerals available.


Disclaimer: We do not sale as ‘lapidary grade’; although some specimen can be used this way - use discretion, or contact us.

Aquamarine in Mica

Aquamarine in Mica


Aquamarine in Mica Matrix. This specimen is shimmering with druzy and has many pronounced beryl towers.


Australia’s national gemstone (Worlds Most Rare)

Category:       Mineraloid

Formula:        (repeating unit) Hydrated silica. SiO2·nH2O

Crystal system: Amorphous[1]

Color:             Colorless, white, yellow, red, orange, green, brown, black, blue, pink

Crystal habit: Irregular veins, in masses, in nodules

Cleavage:      None[1]

Fracture:        Conchoidal to uneven[1]

Mohs scale hardness:         5.5–6[1]

Luster:            Subvitreous to waxy[1]

Streak:            White

Diaphaneity: opaque, translucent, transparent

Specific gravity:        2.15+0.08−0.90[1]

Density:         2.09

Polish luster: Vitreous to resinous[1]

Optical properties:    Single refractive, often anomalous double refractive due to strain[1]

Refractive index:      1.450+0.020−0.080

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