Like most people, I was first attracted to minerals by their natural beauty. I was amazed by their colors, shapes and geometric perfection. But inside every specimen is an even more complicated story which hints at its formation, its crystal structure, its hidden properties and more. The more I learn about my crystals, the more interesting they become.

These short video clips or "Mineral Moments" explore the stories hidden inside minerals.

Opal from Wello, Ethiopia
Kunzite with Screw Dislocation
Trapiche Rhodochrosite
Dichroism
Etched Aqua