The important gemstone Lapis Lazuli, as well as its chief constituent Lazurite, have been added to the system, together with many fine photos. We have also added the closely-related Afghanite. Check out the links below:
Two important copper minerals, Turquoise and Chrysocolla, have been added both in the mineral and gemstone sections. Both these minerals took extra time because of the fair amount of research involved. We have added plenty of photos for each as well.
We have added the Zoisite gemstones, which include the following:
We have also added many pictures to the above gemstone, though we were unable to obtain good photos of gem Thulite.
We are proud to announce that we have permission to use photos from Rob Lavinsky of the Arkenstone (www.irocks.com). Rob Lavinsky is well-known in the mineral community for the vast amount of specimens that go through his turf, and his vault of pictures is absolutely immense. We have added new photos to the following minerals:
Several new minerals were added: