A blue tectosilicate mineral that contains a lot of sodium

Valentine’s Hearts

Two shiny stones carved into heart shapes. One is gray with black cross-hatched lines and the other is blue with small white swirls and gold sparkles.

Photos by Stephanie Reed

Two Show-Me Rockhounds members who are very much in love took a trip to Hot Springs, AR. While they were there they stopped at a rock shop, of course, and these carved hearts caught their attention. Stephanie was drawn to the gray and black petrified wood heart because she thought it looked like a charcoal drawing. David was drawn to the blue sodalite heart because the blue color reminded him of lapis.

What kind of rocks catch your attention, and why?