Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Intriguing Geology at the Smithsonian


Featuring Virginia:

I often drive by the quarry where this was found. It's such a huge hole in the ground! Who knew a fuzzy rock even existed, much less was found there?
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The Morefield Mine in Amelia County, Virginia...
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...where these lovelies were collected.
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Copper Queen Mine of Bisbee, Arizona:
From this mine...
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...came these stunners! What would Coronado, who sought the Seven Cities of Gold in vain, have thought if he could have discovered this? So close and yet so far...
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Phosphorescents:

This exhibit transformed under different lighting conditions...

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Odds and Ends:
This looks like a ham and pistachio sandwich on rye!
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Folds and Faults:

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