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Natural Minerals

The natural minerals are those that occur naturally in common geological contexts. They are indicative of natural processes or are naturally occurring minerals that do not show any evidence of human activity.

Calcite

Magnetite and Calcite, Beach at Makauwahi Cave,Kauai Calcite, Beach at Makauwahi Cave,Kauai Calcite, Beach at Makauwahi Cave,Kauai

Emery

Emery Emery Emery

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Erionite

Erionite, Drain, Oregon Erionite Erionite

Feldspar

Feldspar

Garnet

Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet

Garnet Abrasive Garnet Abrasive

Halotrichite

Halotrichite Halorichite Halorichite Halorichite

Hematite

Hematite Hematite Hematite Hematite Hematite Hematite

Hornblende

Hornblende Hornblende Hornblende Hornblende Hornblende Hornblende Hornblende Hornblende

Magnetite

Magnetite Crystal, Beach at Makauwahi Cave,Kauai Magnetite Crystal, Beach at Makauwahi Cave,Kauai Magnetite Crystal, Beach at Makauwahi Cave,Kauai Magnetite Magnetite

Mica

Sand, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica, Palm Desert, California Mica Fibers

Olivine

Olivine Olivine Olivine Sand, South Point Beach, Hawaii (Big Island, Hawaii Sand, Kaanapali Strandline, Maui, Hawaii Sand, Kaanapali Strandline, Maui, Hawaii Sand, Kaanapali Strandline, Maui, Hawaii Sand, Kaanapali Strandline, Maui, Hawaii Crushed Kaanapali Beach Sand Crushed Kaanapali Beach Sand Crushed Kaanapali Beach Sand Crushed Kaanapali Beach Sand

Quartz

Quartz Varieties Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Sandpaper Residue Quartz Filler Quartz Filler

Rutile

Rutile Rutile Rutile Rutile

Sepiolite

Sepiolite Sepiolite Sepiolite Sepiolite

Tourmaline

Tourmaline Tourmaline Tourmaline Tourmaline Tourmaline Tourmaline Tourmaline

Wollastonite

Wollastonite wollastonite, Crossed Polars Wollastonite, Off Crossed Polars wollastonite With Red plate

Zircon

Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon Zircon

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