Quartz – It’s More Likely Than You Think
August 5, 2023

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar. If you feel like you ain’t got time for this basic rock crystal, then you need to step back and re-evaluate your life choices. It’s chemical…

Galena: Brought to you by the letter Badass [Educational Album]
November 12, 2015

Galena. What is it? Why is it? How does it? When should you care? Here is the answer to all these questions.

Garnet: Disambiguation Page [Educational Album]
October 29, 2015

No. I know what you’re thinking. Garnets: wine colored, dull semi-precious stones. Poor man’s Ruby. Well guess what, you don’t know a thing about garnets then. Garnet is not a single mineral, but a group contains closely related, isomorphous minerals…

Bismuth: The Unicorn of Minerals [Educational Album]
October 22, 2015

In the Earth’s crust, bismuth is about twice as abundant as gold. It has an atomic number of 83. Elemental bismuth may occur naturally, although its sulfide and oxide form important commercial ores.

Torbernite [Educational Album]
October 8, 2015

I’m so stoked about this mineral. Torbernite is just completely out of control. On a scale of one to even, I literally can’t.

Pyrite: Resistance is Futile [Educational Album]
September 24, 2015
Pyrite is sometimes called “Fool's Gold” because one dumb a**hole somewhere saw it and thought, “LOL CLOSE ENOUGH.” Pyrite is iron Sulfide: FeS2. The sulfur makes it kind of smell like rotting eggs sometimes, but no one wants to say…
Fluorite: ROYGBIV [Educational Album]
September 17, 2015

Here is a small educational album on Fluorite.

Vanadinite – Never Lead Me Astray [Mineral Album]
September 10, 2015

Vanadinite is sexy as hell. It doesn’t do anything wild and crazy like some other minerals, but it’s a pretty pretty princess so here we are.

Opal: Appallingly Awesome
September 3, 2015

I’m about to lose my mind guys. Sit down, strap in, and get ready to learn about this glorious Mineraloid until your eyes bleed. OPAL.

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