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One thing that delights me pretty much every time is a mineral with inclusions. About a week ago at a trade show I found a string of moss agate beads with pyrite inclusions. One in particular just grabbed me so hard that I had to buy the whole string just for that single bead.

See what I mean? )

It became a pendant called "My Computer-Generated Life".

Pyrite inclusions in moss agate were a new thing for me. I've played with rutilated quartz, tourmalinated quartz, actinolated quartz, and all the goodnesses that are the various chatoyant minerals -- even though when the inclusions are so closely packed, I usually forget to think of them as inclusions. But pyrite in moss agate? Never occurred to me. You can bet I'll be watching for it now, though.

What's your favorite inclusion?

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