Padparadscha, a pink-orange hue that refers to the lotus blossom, is one of the most coveted types of sapphire. It is also one of the most popular non-blue types of sapphire. Although it has a pink hue, it is distinct from the comparatively more common and much less prized pink sapphire.
In the spirit of Halloween, let us take a dive into a few abandoned mines and towns. Save for a few bold residents and ghosts, nobody inhabits the towns on this list. Even less people are in the mines; a handful of bold adventurers may have explored them, but only specters continue to work there.
Comet, Montana, is one of many American ghost towns today. It is also home to one of the abandoned mines in Montana. Once an economic center for miners from the 19th to 20th century, it is now overgrown and belongs to nature. This is the brief story of the Comet Mine, its little town, and its untimely demise.
Artisans worked with jade, much like how we work with diamonds today. Because of jade’s scarcity, lapidaries had to work with caution and precision. Any flaws were removed or reduced through careful carving.