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TURQUOISE –  the first gem rock used in jewelry  (dating back to the ancient Egyptians) <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE D...
GARNET –  the gem of both Connecticut and New York <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
GOLD –  the soft, ornamental metal   <ul><li>Minerals and Gems of the Desert </li></ul>
GYPSUM –  the all purpose mineral used for blackboard chalk, drywall…even fertilizer <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESE...
BARITE –  from the Greek “heavy” <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
GEODE –  from the Greek “earthlike,” a variable phenomenon to geologists <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
AMETHYST -  Medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle. <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DES...
FLUORITE –  used in the manufacture of opalescent glass <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
PETRIFIED WOOD –  a fossil in which organic materials have been replaced with minerals   <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE ...
TOPAZ -  birthstone of the month of November   <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
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Minerals And Gems Of The Desert

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Topaz, Turquoise, etc.

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  • wow really great presentation. I have so much interest in gems and jewelry. Your presentation is fantastic. The gems presented here are natural and looking very pretty.
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Minerals And Gems Of The Desert

  1. 1. TURQUOISE – the first gem rock used in jewelry (dating back to the ancient Egyptians) <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  2. 2. GARNET – the gem of both Connecticut and New York <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  3. 3. GOLD – the soft, ornamental metal <ul><li>Minerals and Gems of the Desert </li></ul>
  4. 4. GYPSUM – the all purpose mineral used for blackboard chalk, drywall…even fertilizer <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  5. 5. BARITE – from the Greek “heavy” <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  6. 6. GEODE – from the Greek “earthlike,” a variable phenomenon to geologists <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  7. 7. AMETHYST - Medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle. <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  8. 8. FLUORITE – used in the manufacture of opalescent glass <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  9. 9. PETRIFIED WOOD – a fossil in which organic materials have been replaced with minerals <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>
  10. 10. TOPAZ - birthstone of the month of November <ul><li>MINERALS AND GEMS OF THE DESERT </li></ul>

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