Statistics for Minerals by Unique Properties

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Often referred to as fool's gold.Pyrite
A variety of beryl that is often green to colorless. The birthstone for May.Emerald
A violet variety of quartz. The birthstone for February.Amethyst
A carbon mineral with a Mohs hardness of 10.Diamond
A pink to crimson gemstone, a variety of corundum. Sometimes used in electronics.Ruby
A typically blue gemstone, a variety of corundum. Sometimes used in lasers.Sapphire
A yellow, often smelly mineral. One of the only minerals found in its pure form in nature.Sulfur
A hard crystalline mineral, which comes in many properties. Often used in electric watches due to its vibrating properties when a current runs through it.Quartz
A clay mineral that is famously soft, being the defining mineral for the index of 1 on the Mohs hardness scale.Talc
A feldspar mineral that displays a pearly and opalescent luster. Some believe it looks similar to the moon.Moonstone
Famous for its carcinogenic properties and also its fireproof capabilities, but lesser-known as the mineral that the famous tiger's eye is made of.Asbestos
A common iron oxide, often mined to collect Iron metal. Known to be abundant in at least two sites on Mars.Hematite
A mineral responsible for sparkles on many rocks. Used to be used in window glass.Mica
A yellow-to-brown variety of quartz. There is a superstition that this stone brings prosperity.Citrine
A light blue, opaque mineral with a waxy luster. Often porous in its natural form.Turquoise
A metallic mineral famous for its brilliant blue it offers in glass and dyes. It is used in invisible ink.Cobalt
A silicate mineral that appears most commonly brown, but also blue, orange, yellow, and pink. In medieval times it was believed that this stone cured lunacy.Topaz
A silicate mineral that has varieties of almost every color.Tourmaline
Often used as a birthstone for June instead of pearl, since pearl isn't a mineral.Alexandrite
An orange-red variety of zircon, used as a gemstone. Possibly one of the foundational gemstones of New Jerusalem.Jacinth

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