The Septarian Nodule beads were formed between 50 to 70 million years ago. As a result of volcanic eruptions, dead sea life was chemically attracted to the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls dried and cracked. Due to their bentonite content they also shrank in size, creating the cracks inside. As decomposed shells seeped down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed. The outer thin walls of calcite then transformed into aragonite.
The name Septarian comes from the Latin word "septem", meaning seven, because the mud balls had a tendency to crack in 7 points in every direction, thereby creating the distinctive pattern these nodules exhibit. Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centres), Aragonite (The Brown Lines), and the outer grey rock is Limestone.
The following physical properties are used to identify minerals
Diamond has many unequaled qualities and is very unique among minerals.
It is the hardest known substance being a 10 on the Mohs scale, and is 40 times harder than Corundum, which is number 9 on the Mohs scale.
It is the greatest conductor of heat, it has the highest melting point of any substance (7362° F/4090° C). Because of heat conduction, Diamonds are cold to the feel at or below room temperature. When heated, a Diamond will remain hot long after the heat source is removed.
A Diamond has the highest refractive index of any natural mineral. It also has the most dense atomical configuration of any mineral, and is transparent over the greatest number of wavelengths.
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Tiffany Stone (also known as Bertrandite) is an opalised stone forming in mineralised nodules, mined in Utah. It is predominantly dolomite and opalised fluorite but often found with minerals such as quartz and chalcedony. A beautiful stone in varying shades of dark purple, lavender and creamy white with swirls of dark and light yellowish brown and pink and black is found in beryllium ore (Bertrandite).
Tiffany Stone is a crystal that is said to have a sweet high vibration. It is claimed to have a subtle vibration that becomes more obvious after you have sat and made a connection with its energy. It is believed to be helpful in a number of areas from communication (both in everyday and psychic realms) to healing actions in the body and the enhancement of your sex life.
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