Smoky Quartz & Peanut Wood Earrings
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Smoky quartz is a variation of quarts ranging from yellow-brown to almost black. The color of smoky quartz is produced when natural radiation, emitted from the surrounding rock, activates color centers around aluminum impurities. Some common locations where this mineral is found is South America and China, but it is found all over the world.
Peanut wood is a variety of petrified wood that is usually dark brown in color. It is recognized by its white, oval markings that are about the size of a peanut. Most of the peanut wood being sold today began as a conifer tree on land in the area now known as Western Australia. When these trees died, rivers carried them into a shallow sea that covered much of what is now the Australian continent. They arrived at the sea as a piece of driftwood. During the Cretaceous time period, when a species of marine clam that loved to eat wood lived in the Australian sea. The clam larvae were able to smell nearby wood and swim to it. When they arrived at a piece of driftwood, they would attach themselves to it and start eating.
► 2.5 in. long
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