Raw amethyst grows as a six-sided crystal that can also form a crystalline covering a rock. Amethyst is found inside of geodes and alluvial deposits. Manganese in clear quartz produces the amethyst, while the amount of i... More »

The Taj Mahal sits on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, India, was built as a tomb, has architectural features from three different cultures and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. The structure is only part... More » Geography

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