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Welcome to the official Gorgeous Geology’s Guide to Things Not To Put Up Yourself.
This guide will help you find minerals that could kill you if you enjoy them a little too much!

Precious minerals are used in everything from circuit boards to tableware. They’re also some of the most toxic materials known to science, and excavating them has proved so dangerous over the years, some have been phased out of industrial production altogether. Listed below are a handful of toxic or deadly minerals on earth.

Actinolite – May
contain asbestos.

Adamite – Contains
arsenic and some copper

Bixbite

Emerald

Erionite – 

It looks a lot like asbestos minerals and harms humans much in the same way: mesothelioma.

Chalcanthite –  Not something to be played with as it’s hydrated copper sulphate. It is water soluble and will crystallise out again from solution. The copper in this mineral is very bio-available and is toxic to plants and in high quantities toxic to humans.

Aquamarine

Goshenite

Bumble Bee Jasper Contains Sulphur and Arsenic

Heliodor – 

Morganite

Hutchinsonite

–  Is a sulfosalt mineral of thallium, arsenic and lead. A nasty mix of poisons, particularly thallium as it can cause hair loss, serious illness and death. 

Black Tourmaline 

Boji-stones – Contains
some sulphur, pyrite and/or marcasite

Celestite – Contains
strontium

Chalcopyrite (peacock
stone) Contains copper and sulphur

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar – This is the single most toxic mineral to handle on earth. It is the world’s main source of mercury and has been mined since Neolithic times. However, when oxidized, this element will produce methyl mercury and dimethyl mercury, two toxic compounds that cause irreparable harm to the nervous systems of children. It is deadly in small concentrations and can be absorbed through the respiratory tract, intestines, or skin.

Conicalcite

Fluorite – Contains
fluorine

Gem Silica

Galena – 

Contains lead which doesn’t get flushed out of your system. It accumulates over the years, eventually reaching toxic levels. Once that happens both you and your kids pay the price, as lead toxicity is carcinogenic to you and is teratogenic (causing severe birth defects) to your offspring.

Garnierite
(aka
Falcondoite) – Contains nickel

Lapis Lazuli – Contains
pyrite

Malachite :

Markasite

Mohawkite – Contains
copper and Arsenic

Moldavite – Contains
aluminium oxide

Moonstone

Asbestos
 

Morganite

Pietersite

Fibrous
form contains asbestos

Prehnite

Psiomelan – Contains
barium

Pyrite – Contains
sulphur

Realgar – Contains
sulphur and arsenic

Ruby

Sapphire

Selenite – Contains Selenium

Serpentine – Fibrous
form contains asbestos

Smithsonite

Sodalite

Spinel

Spodumene (aka Kunzite)

Staurolite

Stibnite – Contains
lead and antimony

Stilbite

Sugilite

Sulphur

Sunstone

Tanzanite – Gem variety
of Zoisite.

Tiger Eye – Fibrous
form contains asbestos

Topaz

Tourmaline

Torbernite – 

This mineral is radioactive and emits the cancer forming radon gas. This is one mineral you do not want on your display cabinet shelf, let alone up yourself.

Tremolite – May contain
asbestos

Turquoise

Vanadinite – Contains
vanadium

Variscite – 

Vesuvianite

Wavellite

Wulfenite – Contains
lead and molybdenum

Zoisite

Zircon – Contains
zirconium, radioactive 

For additional radioactivity concerns
steer clear of the following:

Deeply pigmented topaz, artificially dark
(almost black) smokey quartz, very deep pink or red
tourmaline, coloured diamonds, deeply coloured kunzite and some cultured pearls

i cannot believe this post had to be made. y’all out here fuckin’ crystals. 

How informative

I hate this place

has the steven universe fandom seen this yet

Look at what Rebecca Sugar made these dumb kids do

Natural selection works in mysterious ways fam.

I’m pretty sure this was before Rebecca. Lol

LORD. I CANNOT

I can’t even make words any more this is worse than those dildos shaped like animal genitals.

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