I went to Big Stone today at lunch time. I just love this place. They have lots of Bali and Israeli silver, tons of pearls, all kinds of gemstones, and also all your basic findings and supplies. Usually I load up on silver, but today turned out to be a gemmy kind of day.
I found some gorgeous jasper called Mookite (scroll down a ways). I had to do some research on to believe that was really its name, but apparently it's legit. Also some pretty little solid-colored agates and some chunky Taiwan Jade (nephrite).
Finally, I picked up some "pineapple" and "cherry" crystal. I guess these are basically crystal quartz. The pink ones are the color of rhodochrosite, but quite translucent, and the yellow ones are very clear and slightly opalescent. Verrry pretty :-)