"He still stands tall underneath that apple tree Man, he's still watching me. His chain gang is tryin' to pull me down Like the birds and the fireflies. They shoot arrows up into the skies And they burn all the feathers dry." -The Wallflowers Crystals, Jennings Altman, Natural History, American Museums, Stones, Nature History, Rocks, Nature Beautiful, Minerals
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Fractal mineral space by Pascal Petit. Incredible colors! Igneous rocks formed from lava flows of the Archaean era (>2,700 million years ago) are often found to contain disequilibrium-textured crystals characterized by spherulitic, branching or dendritic morphologies that occur in layers near the flow surface.
Osmium twinning / Osmium is a hard, brittle, blue-gray or blue-black transition metal in the platinum family and is the densest naturally occurring element, with a density of 22.59 g/cm3 (slightly greater than that of iridium and twice that of lead).
+ Rutilated Quartz | Rutilated quartz is quartz stone with rutile enclosures. Rutile is a mineral that is made up mostly of titanium dioxide, or TiO2. As a mineral, rutile is very high on the refractive index and disperses more than almost any other mineral.