In Greek mythology, Zeus is the king of the gods and the ruler of Mount Olympus. The God Zeus, who embodies power, authority, and the forces of nature, one might draw parallels to the qualities often attributed to crystals.
This phyllosilicate mineral forms in sheets or layers that make up the balls or spherical shapes that we call Gyrolite. It is found in combination with other crystals, such as Quartz, Calcite, or other minerals of the Zeolite family that it is a part of.
Heulandite is a series of tectosilicate minerals that belong to the Zeolite group. It occurs in striking colors, such as peach, white, colorless, green, red, and yellow. The crystals often form in thin, flat, or wedge-like structures.
Pollucite crystals are usually colorless or white and glassy. They are clear and give off a soft light. It has a cubic or isometric crystal structure that is symmetrical and well-ordered. It's silky and oily. Parallel grooves or striations in Pollucite crystals are also attractive.
Faden Quartz is an exceptionally wide vibrational and rare variety of Clear Quartz that displays a line, or thread, in milky white running through the center of the crystal. The line is usually parallel to the direction of growth and can vary in thickness.
Darwin Glass is a glass formed from the impact of a meteor on Earth. It is what is known as a Tektite or Impactite. Darwin Glass is found in the surrounding region of a crater in Tasmania, Australia.
Beryl is known for its striking variety of colors. The hues of this mineral range from green, blue, yellow, pink, and red. This crystal's transparent to translucent appearance allows light to pass through it.
A Diamond is a polymorph of carbon formed through crystallization under high pressure and extreme heat about 110 miles beneath the Earth. It is the hardest natural stone, often called Adamantine and Gleaming Ice.
Petalite is a silicate mineral that forms naturally in pegmatites with Lithium and often with Tourmaline, Lepidolite, or Spodumene. They’re tabular and usually colorless or white but may be pink, blue, brown, green, yellow, orange, gray, or black.
Unlike most crystals that take millions of years, Fulgurite forms literally, lightning-fast, or instantaneously. It’s a natural glass formed by lightning striking surfaces with sand, clay, rock, minerals, or other sediments.