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Rare Tranquillityite aka Moon Rock by @JayeAbdulQader


Some Gemstones Are Found Beyond the Stratosphere




Sure you have your meteorites that come crashing into our world with a burning rage of fire that's quite attention getting. Yeah you have Moldavite, the one of a kind tektite that can be cut into gemstones.

But did you know there is a type of gem/mineral that was brought back from the Apollo 11 Moon Mission?

The astronauts went to the moon, as we all know, and they collected rock samples from a place called Mare Tranquillitati, translated as the Sea of Tranquility.

Tranquillityite is a silicate mineral mixup with iron, oxygen, silicon, zirconium and titanium with small doses of calcium and yttrium.

I came across this really cool stone by reading an article about a guy who proposed to his fiancee with the coolest wedding ring ever. The ring was printed on a 3D printer and came with Tranquillityite. Pretty darn awesome. Read up on the article here.

But if you want a piece of this cool stone, you don't have to plan a trip to the moon to get it. A discovery in 2011 of this same mineral was found in Australia. As far as I know right now, it's not on the market, or if so, it's very, very rare.

I discovered a cool app called Yappie and with Twitter, I am able to basically do a quick podcast of this blog post. Enjoy it below!


Yappie - JayeAbdulQader: I found out a really cool stone called Tranquillityite...
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About Johnna Sabri

The Gems and Mineral Diva is also known as Johnna Sabri. Johnna learned how to wire wrap gemstones into fashionable jewelry by Grammy Award winning guitarist, Daryl Thompson, son of Eli Lucky Thompson. This site is dedicated to Daryl as he did more than teach Johnna his gift of jewelry design, he became a father to her.