I keep meaning to do a full inventory of my shiny things, but so far I’ve been too intimidated by the size of the task. Still, I like to gloat about them, so here are a a couple pictures of some of my favourite ones.
I don’t remember all of the types of rock. I’ll make guesses, from top left: labradorite, cut fluorite (I think?), rough fluorite, celestite, faden quartz, rough ruby (not shiny but is placed highly for rank), herkimer diamond (lots of secrets), citrine (?), tangerine quartz.
This is a geode my sister got me. Best sister ever.
Almost all of these are from The Crystal Ark, in Granville Island. They must think I’m nuts, there, because I go in all the time, and I never want jewelery, and I have no knowledge of the merchandise. I just rifle around the whole store muttering about “secrets” until I find two or three things I like. So far almost everything I’ve bought has been in the $2-$6 range, but that can’t last much longer. All the really toothsome best shinies are more expensive, and I WANT them. It’s absurd. Absurd! What is my deal, man?
Anyway, more to come, no doubt (it’s my birthday soon, and birthdays mean shinies). I’ll also need to find another little old wooden chest, in the near future.