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A Day for Some Minerals, part 1.

I woke up this morning and thought about minerals, quartz in particular.  Why quartz?  For one thing, about two out of every three steps we take will be on silicon dioxide, or quartz.   125 more words


John and Laura Ramsey write: Read our books for Free

We’re making our books available for you to read—for free. Follow the links on the home page of http://www.ramseygems.com/ to our books. We are serializing the books so you can be part of the gem world right along with us. 67 more words

John And Laura Ramsey

five things friday: on the verge of turning 29

So, I’m turning 29 tomorrow, which is pretty crazy to me. In celebration of getting older and hopefully also wiser, here are a few things I love at the moment: 319 more words

Life As I Know It

The Dactyls of Ephesus

The ancient Ionian city of Ephesus had the good but dangerous fortune to be the place where the “finger men” operated as metalworkers. Greek mythology named such diminutive dactyls as supernatural spirit-men who first brought knowledge of how to forge and shape metal to humanity. 2,838 more words


Treasures of the Earth

With this heat (39°C expected tomorrow… argh…), I thought I would share, this week, two places where you can keep cool. Today, it will be the Galerie de minéralogie of the MNHN. 328 more words

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