My Rock and Mineral Collection
Below are pictures and descriptions (when known) of rocks and minerals in my collection. Click on each thumbnail for a larger view.
This picture shows the majority of my collection displayed
on two of my ceramic incense burners.
|Ocean Jasper chunk|
|Ocean Jasper slice|
Pyromorphite (also called campylite when
it appears as barrel-shaped crystals like the specimen above)
|Hieroglyphic Stones The lines and markings that look like hieroglyphics on these stones are actually ancient petrified plant life. The light colored markings are made of jasper. When the ancient plants preserved in these stones died and fell to the ground, they were covered by a red clay rich in silica. Jasper, a silica-rich mineral, replaced the carbon in the plants and fossilized them. The hardened red clay that surrounds the petrified plant life is soft and can be scratched with a knife.|
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