Sunday, July 14, 2013
More mineral specimens.
Doubly terminated quartz crystals (Herkimer Diamonds)
Purple Fluorite crystals with white Barite "puffball"
"Icy" blue Fluorite crystals
Amber Fluorite crystals
Light pink Fluorite crystals
Purple Fluorite crystals on Celestite
Intergrown Pyrite cubes
Intergrown Galena cubes with truncated corners
Acicular Malachite crystals
Recently, I've been taking photographs of some mineral specimens. Below are some of the prettier specimens.
Benitoite crystals (California state gemstone)
Beryl crystal (var. Heliodor)
Beryl crystal (var. Emerald)
Beryls crystals (var. Aquamarine) on Muscovite mica
Calcite crystals (twinned and doubly terminated)
Malachite stalactite formation
Quartz crystals (var. Amethyst)
This summer we've had a couple of doe, each with two fawns, spending a lot of time munching on the vegetation in the yards around our neighborhood. One doe and her fawns have spent a lot of time hanging out in our back yard.
Pruning the rose bushes
Trimming the grass
Just hanging out in the back yard