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Haida stone carving from Chumash Territory, California?

If someone out there in webland makes a link to my blog, and then someone else clicks on that link, I might be able to tell which site is referring to me.  185 more words


Object of the week: toki (adze)

This toki (adze), made from Argillite, was found in the Hurleyville district. Toki were originally a practical tool employed in axes, chisels and weaponry. They were also used in toki poutangata, a purely ceremonial taonga (treasure) wielded by the leader in the tribe with the most importance. 71 more words

Do Not Litter

I get cranky about trash in the wilderness. At the foot of the low mesa I picked up what I thought was a fragment of gray plastic hose. 72 more words

Walking All Day On Stone

Custom Jewelry - Dogfish Pendant - Ernest Swanson (Haida)

Hand carved oxidized sterling silver and argillite Dogfish Pendant by Haida artist Ernest Swanson.

Ernest Swanson is one of the most creative young Haida artists working today. 135 more words

Custom Argillite (Pakohe) And White Gold Wedding Band

Argillite, or Pakohe, is an indurated mudstone which plays a significant role in Maori history.

Particularly associated with the Nelson-Marlborough region of New Zealand, early Maori communities recognised its superior qualities of hardness, strength, and ability to hold a sharpened edge, which made it ideal for making tools (especially adzes) and weapons. 89 more words


Patrick McGuire, Haida Artist.

This blog post is about my Uncle Patrick McGuire, his life, his struggle, his family and his art.


Patrick Samuel McGuire was born on June 5th, 1943. 1,910 more words

Fidalgo ophiolite field trip, Part II- Mount Erie

A self-guided geology field trip to the second part of the Fidalgo ophiolite (oceanic crust section) is posted here. This field trip visits intrusive and sedimentary rocks on Fidalgo Island, including Mount Erie. 104 more words

Geology Field Trips