Trying to sell these baby pink lemurians as a lot of five for $50 instead of individually. This lot includes one with a rainbow in it. Comment sold to purchase or DM for inquiries.
Dissertation is coming to its last parts now! It’s been fascinating to look at literature explaining the geology of the Kalak Nappe Complex and about the Caledonian Orogeny and how it’s overprinted most of the previous metamorphic fabrics!
This tight to isoclinal fold in the Storelv schist in Hammerfest being an example of the intensity of folding that occurred being Laurentia and Baltica in the Ordovician!
In other news I’ve also received and will be accepting an offer for an MSc at CSM!!😁😁 Meaning plenty more geological content over the next 2 years 😏
#geology #dissertation #folding #schist #norway #caledonian #orogeny #endisnear #mastersoffer #csm #21stcenturygeology
Little raw rose quartz! On sale for $12! Comment sold to purchase or DM for inquiries.
6 inch selenite wand! This baby is about an inch thick. On sale for $22. Comment sold to purchase or DM to claim!
Twinned pink lemurian! Sorry, I keep trying to feel her barcodes. She’s got a natural key in the back and a rainbow I couldn’t quite catch. On sale for $30. Comment sold to purchase or DM for inquiries.
Monday feels - Dreamin’ of crystal pockets (and chasing squirrels)
This is an Ammonite fossil that has been sliced so the pattern of the inside can be seen. It was light from the top the way you would normally see it.
- 17.12.2018 | La nube lenticolare di stanotte e l’eruzione! ©️Fabrizio Zuccarello
LEPIDOLITE is a stone of peace and tranquility. It is a powerful stone for soothing anxiety and helps center the mind in times of stress. LEPIDOLITE is found all over the world, but the lilac variety is mainly found in the country of Zimbabwe. Once again my friend at Nana Rocks your Socks picked this ginormous piece up for me at the latest Denver Gem Show and I’m forever grateful!🤠💜💎
Etretat. Veules-les-Roses. Normandy.
This post is about the geology of the Normandy cliffs and the beautiful building materials extracted therefrom.
These cliffs are amazingly stunning. This fact did not escape Monet who spent many a day painting here (Image 2).
About 70 million years ago (about the time dinosaurs became extinct) much of Europe was submerged under a great sea. The sea bottom was covered with white mud formed from fragments of coccoliths, the skeletons of tiny algae that floated in the surface waters and sank to the bottom. The sediments were deposited very slowly, probably half a millimetre a year, equivalent to about 180 coccoliths piled one on top of another. The weight of overlying sediments caused the deposits to become consolidated into chalk (like the white cliffs of dover). The cliffs' chalk face shows horizontal bands of dark-colored flint /chert* See image 3). Chert is the material indigenous peoples used to make arrow heads. Chert is composed of the remains of sea sponges and siliceous planktonic micro-organisms which hardened into the microscopic quartz crystals.
The chert nodules (see image4) were chopped out of the cliffs and fashioned into bricks used in the building of incredibly beautiful houses in towns like Veules-les-Roses (see image 5). When the sun shines on these bricks of chert there's a reflected translucence that makes the building glow.
A collection of found minerals + formed objects on the @studio.alluvium
shelves. I am amazed by the varied properties of the mineral world - color, texture, crystallinity, and form - all byproducts of natural laws. These unique identities create the guidelines for how I approach using a material in the studio. The goal is never to recreate what exists in the natural world, but to honor its history and rarity
#studio #research #mineral #geology #studioalluvium #mitchiburgceramics