Friday, January 28, 2011

Show & Tell: Minerals

Hi, Jim's wife Kathi here. Jim let me hijack his blog for the purpose of show & tell.

I have been working on taking photos of mineral donations for the silent auction at the mining/engineering association where I am working, and they are just so cool I had to show someone!

The first specimen is Selenite. Selenite is a transparent variety of Gypsum.

The next specimen is Tiger Quartz. I wish I knew more about it, 'cause I don't know a darn thing other than that it is pretty.

My favorite this week is Hemimorphite. This one is from Wenshan, Yunnan Province, China. I love the sky-blue color of it, and the smooth-bubbly texture. Wouldn't it look neat in a fountain with a little water flowing over it?

Thanks for coming to today's show & tell. I appreciate your letting me show some really neat things, and I appreciate your patience with this break from Granddad's Corner's usual stuff.

I feel much better now that I could show someone!


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