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PRECIOUS STONES--200--Mother of this! It's a type of handle a revolver can have

pearl

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PRECIOUS STONES--400--A David Caruso film, or a valuable stone found in Chinese carvings from 1400 B.C.

jade

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PRECIOUS STONES--600--You might need one to pay your hospital bills if you take a fall on a double this ski trail

diamond

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PRECIOUS STONES--800--The ancient Greeks raised a toast to this purple gem, believed to protect them from drunkenness

amethyst

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PRECIOUS STONES--1000--Sounding like a noted political writer for the N.Y. Times, it's a blue gem variety of corundum

sapphire

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GEMS--200--Varieties of it have included the fire, the white, the black, but not the Buick

opal

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GEMS--400--Color of a peridot

green

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GEMS--600--The name of this gemstone is from the Persian "zargun" meaning gold-colored

zircon

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GEMS--800--The largest blue diamond and the largest pearl have been given this name

Hope

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GEMS--1000--The two gem names that end in the letters -nyx

onyx and sardonyx

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GEMS--200--When they've grown attached to an oyster or mussel shell, these gems are called blisters

pearls

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GEMS--400--After emerald, this blue-green gem is the most highly prized of the beryls

aquamarine

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GEMS--600--The harlequin type of this gem is characterized by angular patches of fire

opal

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GEMS--800--A Matura diamond is actually a variety of this mineral that's used as a diamond substitute

zircon

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GEMS--1000--Resembling topaz, this quartz gem derives it's name from its lemon-yellow color

citrine

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ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS--400--Canis lupus is the scientific name for the gray one of these

a wolf

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ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS--800--This white legume has long been a staple of a branch of the armed forces, hence its name

the navy bean

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ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS--1200--The reptile family Helodermatidae consists of only 2 members, the Mexican beaded lizard & this poisonous guy

the Gila monster

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ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS--3000--Used in watches, it's the most common piezoelectric crystal

quartz

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ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS--2000--Verona & Treviso are varieties of this bitter, red-leafed salad green

radicchio

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ROCKS & MINERALS--200--Kaolin, a pure type of this potter's material, is formed when feldspar decomposes

clay

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ROCKS & MINERALS--400--Of basalt, schist & obsidian, the one not an igneous rock

schist

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ROCKS & MINERALS--600--Also called white mica, its name sounds like an inhabitant of the Russian capital

muscovite

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ROCKS & MINERALS--5000--When scratched against a surface, hematite leaves this color streak

red

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ROCKS & MINERALS--1000--You may be "board" to know that this natural abrasive is second only to diamonds in hardness

emery

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GEMS & JEWELRY--100--The 1st of these crystalline carbon gems discovered in South Africa was found in 1867

Diamonds

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GEMS & JEWELRY--200--These green beryls have been obtained from Cleopatra's mines rediscovered around 1816

Emeralds

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GEMS & JEWELRY--300--This type of sapphire contains needles of the mineral rutile, that reflect light in 6 rays

Star Sapphires

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GEMS & JEWELRY--400--This sanguine March birthstone is dark green chalcedony spotted with red jasper

Bloodstone

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GEMS & JEWELRY--500--Nephrite is the less prized of the 2 minerals that form this gemstone valued in Asia

Jade