When you think of precious gemstones and where they come from, often we think of exotic places that have a lengthy history of producing one type of material. Opal from Australia, Jade from China, Sapphires and Rubys from Madagascar or Myanmar, and diamonds and tanzanite from Africa. The United States has a plentiful selection of well known gemstones and rock material commonly found in cabochons used for jewelry. Because the list is long, I will start with a few road trips that I have experienced first hand. The state gemstone for California is benitoite, a very rare blue...
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