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 A mineral is a natural substance, chemically bound in a structured form. The process by which these chemicals fuse together creates a solid substance, commonly referred to as crystallization. The result of this process is determined by the degree of liquid absorption and systematic growth, ultimately creating a rock-like structure with unique pigments, patterns and textures. Over time, their rare beauty has given them a majestic existence that has been questioned by many cultures. 

Various civilizations throughout human history have ascribed mystical powers to colourful stones and either exhibited adoration or hesitation towards these minerals. The mystic view of crystals represents the manifestation of a deeper historical significance, in that the pleasing aesthetic of natural creation has shaped ideologies for centuries. Their mysterious existence continues to be admired and questioned in contemporary society amongst the objects in these photographs. 


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Ancient Greeks and Romans studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup would be powerless to intoxicate. Expected to enhance psychic abilities and to help protect traveler's from thieves.