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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 6 12:59 AM

August 6, 2008: Rocks Rock

Precious stones have intense color and some sparkle.
But, in the end, they're boring compared to many of the rocks in nature.
Sliced and polished, many rocks present pictures that you can stare at for a long time and keep finding new details... new landscapes... new scenes.

For example, these samples of Jasper.



These and more can be seen at Picture Stones.



Big Sarge  Wednesday Aug 6 01:49 AM

WOW.



Juniper  Wednesday Aug 6 02:25 AM

I had the pleasure of attending a GeoFair at our local convention center a few months ago. I dig rocks. Specimens like these were on exhibit (and for sale at booths). Onyx can yield amazing specimens too. I agree, rocks like these are a lot more interesting than gemstones.



Hertzie  Wednesday Aug 6 07:18 AM

So these rocks weren't painted or anything? Just naturally like that?



el fantastico  Wednesday Aug 6 08:13 AM

a friend's science prof used to say, "If you want to see god, take a walk with a geologist."



classicman  Wednesday Aug 6 08:19 AM

Amazing & beautiful.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Aug 6 08:30 AM

Ahh, like malachite!

Great pics, xoxoxo.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Aug 6 09:32 AM

I think I see Jesus in one of them.



Coign  Wednesday Aug 6 10:14 AM

No, that is just a shark.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 6 10:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hertzie View Post
So these rocks weren't painted or anything? Just naturally like that?
No, just cut and polished.


sweetwater  Wednesday Aug 6 11:04 AM

Just a few examples for the many reasons geology starts with gee. These are beautiful pieces of a beautiful planet. They make me smile.



newtimer  Wednesday Aug 6 03:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetwater View Post
These are beautiful pieces of a beautiful planet. They make me smile.
Boom-de-yadda, boom-de-yadda.


Elspode  Wednesday Aug 6 10:26 PM

I have a jasper pendant somewhere that I got in California on my first honeymoon. They actually called it Picture Jasper.



Flint  Wednesday Aug 6 10:27 PM

Neat!



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