Other precious stones, including the sapphire, emerald, oriental emerald, ruby, opal, amethyst, garnet, chrysolite, topaz, cairngorm, onyx, zircon, etc., have been found in the gold and tin bearing drifts and river gravels in numerous localities throughout the states.
On exposure to heat, amethyst generally becomes yellow, and much of the cairngorm or yellow quartz of jewellery is said to be merely "burnt amethyst."
However, there were other calls for ownership to be passed to the new cairngorm National Park Authority.
However, the name cairngorm means blue mountain as the peak apparently looks blue from a distance.
High in the Cairngorm Mountains, Ptarmigan are adorned in their white winter finery.