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Terrific Triphane

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Originally only used as a synonym of Spodumene, the name triphane was used in the 19th-20th centuries. First found in Connecticut, the name triphane has been used especially in the USA later in the 20th century.  Derived from a Greek … Continued

All about your next dig!

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Now is the perfect time to visit us at the Oceanview Mine! Our historical mine allows you a unique view of one the only actively working underground mine in California. We are located in the famous Pala Gem mining district. … Continued

Seductive Sapphire

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Sapphire is a gorgeous and memorable gemstone. It’s a variety of the mineral corundum and can be found naturally in certain rock formations or sediments. Significant sapphire deposits are found in China, Madagascar, East Africa,  Eastern Australia, Thailand and Sri … Continued

FOR SALE – Cleavelandite & Tourmaline Specimen

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This stunning blue-green Tourmaline crystal from our favorite mine, The OceanView Mine in Pala, CA. Measuring approximately 29m x 17mm. (with Clevelandite measures 39mm x 28mm). This is one any gem collector would love! A gemstone the US is famous … Continued

The Golden Beryl

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This gorgeous crystal of golden light is a favorite here at Dig For Gems. Also known as Heliodor, which is Greek for sun “Helios” and gift “door”. The main sources of this gemstone are Madagascar, Namibia, Brazil, Russia, and the … Continued

Grab your own Garnet!

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Garnets are costly and exquisite gems. Their beauty makes them extremely sought-after by gem lovers. Their beautiful colors are always natural and unenhanced. The great many color variations of garnet, cause it to be confused with other stones. Historically red … Continued

Made to Order! Amethyst Tshirt (Mens/Unisex)

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T-shirt Tuesday is proud to present this one of a kind Amethyst T-shirt. It is great for you or your woman! This stunning example of an Amethyst was found in Montana. Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used … Continued

Amazing Alexandrite

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Alexandrite is a young gemstone with a noble history. Discovered in Russia and named after Tsar Alexander II (1818-1881), it was the very first crystal from the emerald mines in the Urals. Boasting both red and green hues that are … Continued