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The Stone and the Black Cats’ Eyes
Until the early 19th century, this stone was often mistaken for emerald. But when the truth had been revealed, people's interest in the mineral only started to increase, for the rock turned out to be no less rare and highly-demanded.
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A Stone Valued by 1.5 Billion People
This rock is of no value to jewellers. Yet thanks to the peculiar shape of its crystals, this dark reddish-brown mineral enjoys unusually high demand.
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Poison stone - the basis of medieval cosmetics
The predatory appearance of this stone seems to warn of the danger hidden inside it. However, more than one hundred people were destined to die before the secret of the mineral was revealed.
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This mineral is most often associated with liquid, which has a sharp characteristic odor. It can be obtained from manure. However, this is no obstacle for making from it candies popular in Europe.
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Collections of the Mining Museum. Iron Casting
In the second half of the 19th century, art iron casting became the trademark of the Urals and gained wide recognition around the world. The real triumph of products of the Ural masters occurred at the world exhibition in Paris. Products of the famous Kaslin plant were presented in a chiseled pavilion of cast iron in the Byzantine style and received a “Grand Prix” gold medal, the top award of the time.
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A stone that can be easily confused with a live flower
This stone is the official symbol of the American state of Colorado. However, its appearance is more like a flower than a mineral.
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A Rock Which Is a Part of All iPhones
This rare and beneficial mineral is composed of almost an entire periodic table. However, there are very few deposits where it can be mined — less than a dozen in the whole world, with the largest one located in Russia.
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A Stone to Be Used for Water Treatment
If not for this rock, humankind would probably have never survived at the dawn of civilisation with its harsh environment. There is a vast potential hidden in the mineral to which a whole epoch is linked.
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A Stone for Adventurers
This stone is a real treasure of the Hermitage. Yet there is a place on Earth where the mineral literally lies underfoot.
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A Stone of Unhappy Princesses
This stone is in the top four world's most expensive minerals. And despite it falling short of diamond's hardness, it is much more beautiful and by far more costly. Now, this is the stone that should have been a girl's best friend!
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