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Geo-pic of the Week: Brookite

(FOV approx. 1.5 mm, photo courtesy of Stephen Stuart)

The metallic crystal in the center of the photo above is a mineral known as brookite. It was collected in Magnet Cove, AR. 188 more words

GeoPic Of The Week

021617: Overlooked

Today’s images come from shooting I did at the Museum of Natural History in Florence. These particular images were originally passed over when I chose my “selects” from this project. 279 more words


Entrance to geology museum

Taken while inside Jardin des Plantes, with an entrance leading towards the Mineralogy and Geology Museum within the gardens.

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Shungite (2)

Like many rocks and minerals on this planet, shungite has been around for a very, very long time, over two billion years in fact and it’s known to contain something called  865 more words

Stone Mania

New Quartz 'Wand' For My Mineral Collection

A gift, this quartz ‘wand’ is 6″ x 1″ x 3/4″ (152mm x 25mm x 19mm). My daughter immediately picked it up, made some underhand Harry Potter move with it and abruptly vanished. 153 more words

Fifty Minerals That Changes the Course of History, by Eric Chaline: A Review

There should be a good deal to like in a book that promises to review the minerals that have changed the course of history. Minerals, and mineralogy as a science, have led to countless developments in human history, and there are many interesting stories to tell about how our understanding of the things which come from beneath the earth have led to humanity’s present level of modest technological comfort and advancement. 1,504 more words

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