What to smoke during lockdown

By |Natural Products|

Lockdown... pushing change It's Corona time (and no, I don't mean relaxing with a braai and a dop), the country is in lockdown, and tobacco is not classed essential. That was 7 weeks ago. What to smoke during lockdown? Not to worry! People have been smoking things for way [...]

Rocking the Richtersveld

By |Gemstones|

Long ride North It has been a long while since our last rock hunting trip. So when the Cape Town Gem and Mineral Club was invited on a road trip organized by the newly formed Richtersveld Gem and Mineral Club in October 2019, we jumped at the chance. [...]

Gone Crystal Hunting – Part Two

By |Gemstones|

The Preparation It had been about 6 months since our last trip up the west coast in search of gemstone treasure. In the intervening time, the lessons that we learned and the tips and tricks we picked up where discussed and action was taken. We upgraded our digging [...]

Crystal and Gemstone Shops

By |Gemstones|

From big warehouse type stores, to little baskets next to the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Most of the time we aren't even sure what we are after, but we'll know it when we see it. Here are some of my favorite places to go [...]

Gemstone Classification

By |Gemstones|

Trying to identify what you picked up, or checking to make sure you got what you paid for. Either way, with some minor investigation and a web page or two, you should be able to identify most, but not all specimens. Some differences are so slight that a laboratory [...]

Gemstone Glossary

By |Gemstones|

Minerals and mining have been part of the human story since it began. Mother nature is also great at giving us a million different varieties of everything. Here is a list of common terms and words used in the crystal and gemstone world. This list is by no means [...]

Flow Arts Community

By |Everything Flow|

Regular Flow Arts Gatherings and Classes Some are looking for a way to stay fit throughout the year, while others just takes the time to play and connect with other like minded people.  Below is a list of weekly and monthly gathering [...]

New Delivery Rates

By |News|

We have a new Courier service and some new Door-to-Door delivery options!  - Cape Town and Surroundings - R85 (Next day service for Cape Town. Outlying areas may take 1-2 working days) (Area extends from about Paarl to the North and Somerset West to the East.  - Everywhere [...]

Get 20% Discount with Rocktober!

By |News|

We are celebrating Rocktober with a 20% discount on ALL Organic Rocks! See Natural Points and Clusters and Raw Gemstones for more. Offer valid from 22 - 31 October 2018, while stock lasts. Free Shipping in South Africa for orders over R450!   See our FAQ on Deliveries for more [...]

All About Crystals and Gemstones

By |Gemstones|

What is a Gemstone? The short version - Everything is energy. Energy vibrating at different frequencies, produces different elements. Elements in different combinations of proportion and alignment, produce thousands of different minerals, mostly in crystalline form. A rock is an aggregate of different minerals, and sometimes other rocks. [...]

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