A lot of stuff is just related to space. It's the final frontier and we are a part of it. When people think of space, they often think of the unknown, the potential life, and those great celestial bodies we admire so much. But some of these outer space planets and asteroids really know how to rock out. So we are going to investigate some of these wild and awesome metals, gemstones, or crystals that are astral in origin!
Some of these stones are stuck in outer space...unless we go out and collect them. While it might be cool to head out with a spacesuit and come home with a bucket full of diamonds from Jupiter, it isn't that easy, sadly. But at least we can dream, right?
Crystal balls are often associated with telling the future, but we can already see the sun's future! At least according to the Smithsonian the Sun will most likely become a nice crystal. This will occur after its life as a white dwarf, where it eventually cools down enough to become solid and become a crystal orb. This will happen to most stars in general, but not for a few billion years. Actually, probably at around ten billion years. So we have a long way to go until we can see our sun sit in the hands of a fortune teller. Though you don't need a fortune teller to know that a white dwarf crystal might have some value if it found its way to Earth!
Speaking of fortunes, it turns out some planets might be just that. This kind of planet would have to be abundant with carbon and meet a few requirements surrounding water, heat, and pressure. But if all those requirements are met, then we may just see a planet that is basically a diamond. These diamonds could cover a lot of the planet or only some of it. In any case, it's pretty fascinating, but also unfortunate because maybe Earth was given a bad deal, as apparently Jupiter and Saturn may have tons of diamonds...Darn. They're also not easy to bring back. Earth evidently didn't meet the right conditions, but we're lucky, carbon abundant planets that become diamonds most likely don't harbour life.
On Earth, we are mostly lucky to only find water coming down when it rains. But apparently, one young star gets pelted with green crystals. It is olivine as far as the mineral composition is concerned, a mineral that gets a lot of love on Earth, most notably with peridot. Aside from being pretty cool, this study has a practical purpose in understanding space, specifically comets. Comets often have this mineral, but that's kind of odd, as this mineral requires extreme heat to form, but comets come from really cold regions. So what's happening? For Earth, it seems that these crystals were formed by the sun, then got launched and mixed with other stuff that makes up a comet. Some of this olivine makes it way to Earth, too.
We like opal. Apparently so does Mars. Once upon a time, a Martian meteorite made its way to a town in Egypt in the early 1900s. That meteorite had some fire opal, and people thought that was pretty interesting. Intriguing indeed, as opal typically forms around hydrothermal vents that have an abundance of minerals and microbes. That is quite a big deal, as the presence of fire opal might also indicate some life on Mars. Who knows? Time will tell. In the mean time, we have some Martian gems to look at. Earth makes some fine pieces, too!
Sometimes all it takes is a space rock, heat, and some carbon to make a bunch of diamonds. This is mostly what happened in Russia. It created a fairly large diamond deposit from the impact and pressure to the graphite there. This created dozens and dozens of diamonds. There is a catch, though. These diamonds are often pretty small, and while it's cool to say you own a meteor diamond, no one has decided to mine the area because these diamonds simply can't compete, but our diamonds certainly can.
Moldavite is most likely the most well known object on this list. Moldavite is quite an interesting find. It's a tektite, green in nature, and was caused from a meteor impact that involved silica-rich glass. Moldavite is also extremely old, forming around 15 million years ago. There is no denying it's beautiful. Put a good grade piece on a pendant you're bound to reap a bunch of compliments. It's pretty well-known, loved, but also expensive. Unfortunately, a lot of people have sold, and some continue to sell, fake moldavite. Our moldavite is 100% real and we stand by that. Always make sure that any moldavite you buy is legit.
Even though space seems like an enigma we will never fully understand, we are making great steps and advances towards putting all the pieces of the puzzle together. Gemstones and crystals are helping us understand the universe.
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