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Obscure Gemstones II
Gems and Birthstones
"There are many gemstones in the world. This is my second quiz on some of the more obscure gems, or some of the more obscure facts about more well-known gems."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
While you may be familiar with black onyx, what country, formerly known as Persia, is the largest producer of white onyx?
Rubellite, watermelon and indicolite are variations of which gemstone?
Which of the following is a beautiful red opaque gemstone that has been used for centuries to make cameos and beads, and is often found in Egyptian tombs?
Ekanite is a very unusual gemstone for which of the following reasons?
It is tricolor
It is radioactive
It is only found in meteorites
It bends like rubber
Malachite is a popular gemstone that comes in which lucky color?
Which gemstone comes in varieties such as mandarin, rhodolite, and demantoid?
Which of these gemstones is often called a water sapphire?
Which very valuable blue gemstone was found in 1967 in an east Africa and has been found nowhere else?
One of the most valuable gemstones on the market, what was the national stone of tsarist Russia?
Sapphire (corundum) comes in almost every color of the rainbow. When it is red it is called by what different name?
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Compiled May 25 13