Natural Stone Museum is located inside the Eram Garden in Shiraz - the green stone in the middle of this photo is called jade

Natural Stone Museum is located inside the Eram Garden in Shiraz - the green stone in the middle of this photo is called jade

This stone resembles to gold and it is known as pyrite

This stone resembles to gold and it is known as pyrite

Pyrite is found in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Sweden, Romania and Iran

Pyrite is found in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Sweden, Romania and Iran

A cross-section of colourful stone on display

A cross-section of colourful stone on display

Stones are used to make decorative pieces, jewelry and sometimes household objects are made as well

Stones are used to make decorative pieces, jewelry and sometimes household objects are made as well

Iran is blessed with the abundance of natural stones

Iran is blessed with the abundance of natural stones

Decorative stones come in many colours and depending on their quality, they are used in jewelry too

Decorative stones come in many colours and depending on their quality, they are used in jewelry too

The stone at the top is called orpiment and light blue at the bottom is known as blue hemimorphite

The stone at the top is called orpiment and light blue at the bottom is known as blue hemimorphite

A green rock crystal is shaped like a turtle

A green rock crystal is shaped like a turtle

This semi-precious jemstone is called quartz - this is the second most abundant mineral in Earth

This semi-precious jemstone is called quartz - this is the second most abundant mineral in Earth

Small stones are shaped like a tree to make a decorative piece

Small stones are shaped like a tree to make a decorative piece

A closeup view of the tree made with the natural stones

A closeup view of the tree made with the natural stones

This one appears to be white limestone but I could be wrong ( can't remember the name)

This one appears to be white limestone but I could be wrong ( can't remember the name)

Lights pointed at the amethyst - this stone is found in Brazil, Uruguay, Zambia and Burma

Lights pointed at the amethyst - this stone is found in Brazil, Uruguay, Zambia and Burma

Green and purple fluorite are on display here - these stones are found in Engalnd, France, Germany, Burma and Argentina

Green and purple fluorite are on display here - these stones are found in Engalnd, France, Germany, Burma and Argentina

This yellow coloured stone is known as citrine and it belongs to the quartz family of the stones

This yellow coloured stone is known as citrine and it belongs to the quartz family of the stones

Citrine is found in the USA, Madagascar, Brazil, Argentina and Burma

Citrine is found in the USA, Madagascar, Brazil, Argentina and Burma

In this photo crystals are accumulated to form a rock

In this photo crystals are accumulated to form a rock

Bornite has a brown-purple colour, it is also known as  peacock ore and it is a sulfide mineral

Bornite has a brown-purple colour, it is also known as peacock ore and it is a sulfide mineral

These crystals appears to be little burnt and the rock resemble to a slice of pizza (don't try it at home)

These crystals appears to be little burnt and the rock resemble to a slice of pizza (don't try it at home)

Small pieces of the gemstones are displayed in this jar to form a colourful mountain

Small pieces of the gemstones are displayed in this jar to form a colourful mountain

This strange looking stone is known as coral

This strange looking stone is known as coral

A cross section of a stone on display (possibly coral)

A cross section of a stone on display (possibly coral)

These crystals are formed inside a rock, the outer layer is much harder thus protecting it's precious residents

These crystals are formed inside a rock, the outer layer is much harder thus protecting it's precious residents

Colourful stone are on display - some of these stones are used to make ornaments

Colourful stone are on display - some of these stones are used to make ornaments

Another display of pyrite - this stone is also known as fool's gold

Another display of pyrite - this stone is also known as fool's gold

Traces of pyrite are visible in the rock - they look like golden nuggets

Traces of pyrite are visible in the rock - they look like golden nuggets

Realgar to the left is a sulfide mineral and to the right is agate which is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica

Realgar to the left is a sulfide mineral and to the right is agate which is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica

Stones are used to create flowers and birds

Stones are used to create flowers and birds

It is amazing to see how artists have changed these stones into the work of art

It is amazing to see how artists have changed these stones into the work of art

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these stones

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these stones

Objects made from the rose quartz - it is believed that these stones have healing energies

Objects made from the rose quartz - it is believed that these stones have healing energies

Colourful agate stones are on display - these stones are known for the brightness of color

Colourful agate stones are on display - these stones are known for the brightness of color

Amethyst stone is purple to violet in colour and it is used in jewelry

Amethyst stone is purple to violet in colour and it is used in jewelry

A closeup view of the Amethyst stone - ancient greek believed that these stones would protect the person from being drunk if one would drink from the pot made from this stone

A closeup view of the Amethyst stone - ancient greek believed that these stones would protect the person from being drunk if one would drink from the pot made from this stone

A pink stone is shaped like a round ball

A pink stone is shaped like a round ball

Stones are carved into round shapes so they can be displayed above stands

Stones are carved into round shapes so they can be displayed above stands

Small elephants are made from the multi coloured stones

Small elephants are made from the multi coloured stones

Decorative pieces are created from the stones

Decorative pieces are created from the stones

Turquoise stone is found in Nishapur, Iran - in Persian it is known as ferozeh

Turquoise stone is found in Nishapur, Iran - in Persian it is known as ferozeh

This is the blue spot sodalite stone - this stone is found in Greenland and Canada

This is the blue spot sodalite stone - this stone is found in Greenland and Canada

A colourful ceiling of the Natural Stone Museum of Shiraz

A colourful ceiling of the Natural Stone Museum of Shiraz

A photo of the museum taken from the exit door

A photo of the museum taken from the exit door