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September 26th 2019
TGQ NewsFlash Vol. 11

Space Bling? You Won't Believe This!

 
Space probes have uncovered a treasure trove of precious minerals in the Universe from diamond planets to gemstone stardust to precious moon jewels!*

Such as the 2004 discovery of Planet 55 Cancri e, dubbed "The Diamond Planet". Twice the diameter of earth, this sphere is purportedly quite high in diamond content. Though not the only diamond planet (Uranus and Neptune are on the list, as are planets in other solar systems), it IS the closest to earth. Don't get your hopes up, though, as it's still 40 light years from home!

NASA's Stardust capsule(2004) brought home Peridot and Olivine dust from the Stardust Comet; and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recorded images of emerald green crystal rain (Peridot) falling on a young Star HOPS-68 in the constellation Orion! A 2010 Moon Rock contained Pink Spinel; before that, Mountains of Crystals were discovered on the Moon by India's probe in 2008.
But did you know this? Limitless numbers of galactic stars are, right now, solid Crystal Spheres hanging in space!

(photo by AP; Corbis)
According to scientists, turning into Crystal Spheres is the ultimate fate of billions of stars in our galaxy, including our own SUN.** Innumerable stars have already completed this process, with infinitely more to come. The sun, however, won't begin crystallization for another 10 billion years. So don't panic just yet!
Fortunately, we don't have to "go extraterrestrial" to experience the best gemrock Spheres in the Universe. From Quartz Crystal Balls to colorful Mineral Spheres to Volcanic and Heavy Metal Orbs – our amazing planet is phenomenal!

Keep reading for just a sampling of what our Planet Earth has to offer!

XL Pyrite
Peru
$ 972.00

Ruby Zoisite
Tanzania
$315.00

Clear Quartz w/Rainbows
Brazil
$750.00

XL Blue Calcite
Madagascar
$536.00

Seraphinite
Siberia, Russia
$595.00

Zebra Stone
Australia
$112.00

Black Obsidian
Oregon
$285.00

XL Clear Quartz
Brazil
$3,840.00

Purple Fluorite
China
$360.00

Green Fluorite
China
$440.00

Rose Star Quartz
Madagascar
$78.00

Lepidolite/Mica
Madagascar
$380.00

Garnierite
Madagascar
$136.00

XL Malachite
Congo
$876.00

Apatite
Madagascar
$129.00

Sandstone
Arizona
$54.00

Rutilated Clear Quartz
Brazil
$96.00

Yellow Calcite
Brazil
$356.00

Clear Quartz
Brazil
$295.00
We hope you enjoyed the Sphere show! Perhaps hearing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" will forever conjure new visions? Maybe the next time you listen to that older Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", you’ll be imagining sparkly crystal spheres floating throughout the universe (rather than LSD)!

We hope you enjoyed your summer to the max! As always, Chris and I send our best, looking forward to reconnecting with each of you in the nearest future.

Thank you so very much for sharing our interest in our fascinating planet! You are awesome!

Kindest regards,

Chris & Kathy

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*Alexa Valiente and Jaewon Kang (7/13/12), published in Daily Beast Online Newsletter https://www.thedailybeast.com/space-bling-from-diamond-planets-to-crystal-oceans-to-precious-moon-jewels

**Daniel Oberhaus, Motherboard Tech by Vice, 1/9/2019

Great online resources on this subject:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_diamonds

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-day-sun-solidify-giant-crystal.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/someday-our-dying-sun-will-turn-massive-cosmic-crystal-180971255/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190109142631.htm

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