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What is a Tumble Stone?

Hey there! Are you curious about tumbled stones? Well, you've come to the right place! Tumbled stones are small, smooth, and polished rocks that have undergone a two-step process, first shaped by natural forces such as erosion, sedimentation, and mineral

When All The Lights Go Down...

There is something magical about being in the office at the end of a productive day. When all of the staff is gone, all of the sand is cleaned up, and right when I click the lights off, I love

What is a Mining Bucket? A Fun and Easy Guide for Kids!

Alright folks, today we're diving into the exciting world of mining! You know, where people go on a treasure hunt to find cool stuff like gold, diamonds, and other types of metals and minerals buried deep in the ground. It's

Why Do People Love Blue Calcite Crystals?

Blue calcite crystals are a popular choice among crystal enthusiasts and collectors due to their calming and soothing energy. These beautiful gemstones also offer mental and etheric protection.They are believed to have a number of healing properties, including the ability

How To Discover A Beautiful Pink Amethyst?

Pink Amethyst is a rare species of amethyst with a unique pink-to-peachy hue. It is one of the relatively recent discoveries in the world of gemstones and minerals. It was first discovered in Patagonia, Argentina, by mistake when mining for

Why Do People Love Citrine Crystal So Much?

When we talk about alternate therapies, crystals top the list. According to experts, crystals act as a power hold for healing as they allow energy to flow between the universe and us. Among all crystals, citrine is particularly popular due

What is Selenite Stone?

Selenite is a crystallized form of gypsum found in many countries worldwide, including Mexico, Poland, Russia, Japan, Argentina, and Morocco. It has a soft, waxy luster and comes in various colors, including white, gray, pink, and orange. But white and

Meet the Declan's Mining Co. Staff

Recently I have been seeing more and more posts about who packed your order. I couldn't love this more!  Each and every staff member here at Declan's Mining Co. (DMC) takes great pride in sending out our products as safely

The Physical Properties of Minerals

In geology and mineralogy, a mineral or mineral species is a naturally occurring inorganic substance with unique chemical properties and definite crystal structure that makes it distinct from other substances. For a substance to be considered a mineral, it must

Where to Find Rocks

The world of rocks is massive, amazing, and full of cool new things to discover! If you are a rock hound or just someone who loves to take an occasional walk and look for interesting rocks, there are many great

How do we classify rocks?

Any good rockhound is bound to have a rock or two that they're particularly proud of. It might be a stunning specimen of amethyst, a beautiful piece of petrified wood, or a curious-looking rock that they just can't quite identify.

What Are The 5 Characteristics Of A Rock?

In geology, rock (or stone) is any naturally occurring solid material composed of several minerals, elements, or both. Rocks are classified according to their origin, composition, and texture. Rocks are the basic unit of Earth's lithosphere, which is the outermost

How Are Rocks Formed?

Nature has a way of creating the most beautiful and majestic things. Mountains, canyons, and even the simple pebble at your feet remind us of our Earth's power and mystery. But have you ever wondered how these natural wonders are

Gemstone Mining Birthday Parties

What could be more fun for a group of kids than treasure hunting and gemstone mining? If you want to introduce your kid to the world of rocks and geological science in a fun and unique way, then setting up

Crystal Mining Buckets for The Classroom

Gems and minerals have been a source of wonder throughout history. From the time that early man first found a shiny rock in his cave, we have been fascinated by these natural treasures. Today, children can experience the same sense

Mineral Guide: Pyrite

You've probably come across the phrase, "all that glitters is not gold." Well, there's no mineral that perfectly sums up this phrase than pyrite. Commonly referred to as "fool's gold," pyrite is a mineral that looks like gold but is

Mineral Guide: Tiger's Eye

Tiger's eye is one of the most popular and special gemstones in the world thanks to its unique chatoyancy feature. The term "chatoyancy" is used to refer to the optical illusion that some stones create when they're polished. At first

How to pick your bucket?

So many buckets, how do you decide which one to order? Let me give you a super quick rundown. This is the OG!  This is the Declans Mining Bucket, it is a 1 gallon bucket! In this bucket, you are

Top 3 Gemstones for Love

Whether it's in healing, creating inspiration, meditation, or attracting love, gemstones or crystals have been used in various cultures all over the world since ancient times. Although some skeptics do not believe in the mystical powers of gems, many people

How to Identify a Rock or Gemstone

There is an almost endless list of rocks and minerals out there, and trying to identify them all can seem daunting. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes, which makes it even more difficult. However, with a bit of

Do you believe in signs?

I've wanted to share this story for a long time.  And two days ago, on the anniversary, I tried. Sometimes you really just want to keep things close and not share them with anyone, but this year, it felt different. 

Use These 3 Gemstones For Protection

The world can feel pretty toxic and overwhelming at times. There's so much negativity out there, and it can be difficult to protect yourself from it all. But did you know that certain gemstones can help shield you from negative

What Is A Dream Amethyst?

When you slip into the mystical realm of dreams, it is always an adventure. Dreams are lucid and powerful, often carrying deep personal meaning. Many cultures around the world believe that dreams offer a window into the spiritual realm and

Gemstone Buying Guide. The Meaning Behind Each Of Our Bracelets.

Gemstones have long been sought after for their rarity, durability, beauty, and symbolism. They are perhaps one of the indispensable ingredients in creating fine jewelry. No matter the style, occasion, or budget, there is always a gem that can add

What is Selenite Stone?

Selenite is a crystallized form of gypsum found in many countries worldwide, including Mexico, Poland, Russia, Japan, Argentina, and Morocco. It has a soft, waxy luster and comes in various colors, including white, gray, pink, and orange. But white and

Meet the Declan's Mining Co. Staff

Recently I have been seeing more and more posts about who packed your order. I couldn't love this more!  Each and every staff member here at Declan's Mining Co. (DMC) takes great pride in sending out our products as safely

The Physical Properties of Minerals

In geology and mineralogy, a mineral or mineral species is a naturally occurring inorganic substance with unique chemical properties and definite crystal structure that makes it distinct from other substances. For a substance to be considered a mineral, it must

Where to Find Rocks

The world of rocks is massive, amazing, and full of cool new things to discover! If you are a rock hound or just someone who loves to take an occasional walk and look for interesting rocks, there are many great

How do we classify rocks?

Any good rockhound is bound to have a rock or two that they're particularly proud of. It might be a stunning specimen of amethyst, a beautiful piece of petrified wood, or a curious-looking rock that they just can't quite identify.

What Are The 5 Characteristics Of A Rock?

In geology, rock (or stone) is any naturally occurring solid material composed of several minerals, elements, or both. Rocks are classified according to their origin, composition, and texture. Rocks are the basic unit of Earth's lithosphere, which is the outermost

How Are Rocks Formed?

Nature has a way of creating the most beautiful and majestic things. Mountains, canyons, and even the simple pebble at your feet remind us of our Earth's power and mystery. But have you ever wondered how these natural wonders are

Gemstone Mining Birthday Parties

What could be more fun for a group of kids than treasure hunting and gemstone mining? If you want to introduce your kid to the world of rocks and geological science in a fun and unique way, then setting up

Crystal Mining Buckets for The Classroom

Gems and minerals have been a source of wonder throughout history. From the time that early man first found a shiny rock in his cave, we have been fascinated by these natural treasures. Today, children can experience the same sense

Mineral Guide: Pyrite

You've probably come across the phrase, "all that glitters is not gold." Well, there's no mineral that perfectly sums up this phrase than pyrite. Commonly referred to as "fool's gold," pyrite is a mineral that looks like gold but is

Mineral Guide: Tiger's Eye

Tiger's eye is one of the most popular and special gemstones in the world thanks to its unique chatoyancy feature. The term "chatoyancy" is used to refer to the optical illusion that some stones create when they're polished. At first

How to pick your bucket?

So many buckets, how do you decide which one to order? Let me give you a super quick rundown. This is the OG!  This is the Declans Mining Bucket, it is a 1 gallon bucket! In this bucket, you are

Top 3 Gemstones for Love

Whether it's in healing, creating inspiration, meditation, or attracting love, gemstones or crystals have been used in various cultures all over the world since ancient times. Although some skeptics do not believe in the mystical powers of gems, many people

How to Identify a Rock or Gemstone

There is an almost endless list of rocks and minerals out there, and trying to identify them all can seem daunting. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes, which makes it even more difficult. However, with a bit of

Do you believe in signs?

I've wanted to share this story for a long time.  And two days ago, on the anniversary, I tried. Sometimes you really just want to keep things close and not share them with anyone, but this year, it felt different. 

Use These 3 Gemstones For Protection

The world can feel pretty toxic and overwhelming at times. There's so much negativity out there, and it can be difficult to protect yourself from it all. But did you know that certain gemstones can help shield you from negative

What Is A Dream Amethyst?

When you slip into the mystical realm of dreams, it is always an adventure. Dreams are lucid and powerful, often carrying deep personal meaning. Many cultures around the world believe that dreams offer a window into the spiritual realm and

Gemstone Buying Guide. The Meaning Behind Each Of Our Bracelets.

Gemstones have long been sought after for their rarity, durability, beauty, and symbolism. They are perhaps one of the indispensable ingredients in creating fine jewelry. No matter the style, occasion, or budget, there is always a gem that can add