Is Grape Agate really just Amethyst?

Investigating and answering another question floating around the crystal community: is Grape Agate really just Amethyst in disguise?  Geologist Fred Krone shares some easy to understand science that makes the answer crystal clear!
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Malachite Myths Debunked

Malachite.  It's a stone that's common in many collections but comes with inconsistent, frightening, and frankly absurd claims about its toxicity.  Can you get malachite wet?  Is malachite as dangerous as some would make it seem?  Find out the facts here in our second collaborative blog with geologist Fred Krone of Northern Maine Minerals.
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The real facts about what minerals can't get wet and how to know the difference.

There are no words to describe my excitement about the content contained within this blog.  Misinformation about the reaction between water and crystals has spread like wildfire through social media.  Poorly researched content is easily accessible and unfortunately, uncovering the facts when it comes to something as complex as aqueous geochemistry is more than your average content creator can be expected to undertake.  That is why I have teamed up with geologist Fred Krone of Northern Maine Minerals to shed some light on the topic of crystals and water.

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Fakes and Frauds: Part 2

Investing in a crystal collection doesn't come cheap. The last thing a buyer wants to hear is that they paid for a scam.  Staying educated on how to identify the genuine crystals is key to avoiding fakes and frauds that attempt to infiltrate our beautiful industry.
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