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I have this childhood urge to restart a rock collection...

L’inchiostro ormai da tempo inutilizzato, aveva formato cristalli che ostruivano la fuoriuscita di un segno fluido che rallegrasse la pagina almeno con il suo colore. The ink had been long unused: so it had formed crystals that blocked the escape of fluid a sign that cheered the page at least with its color.

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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.

Geology is the class I attended longest when I briefly went to college. I actually loved it so much and kinda miss it.

This looks magical. And, yeah, it felt REALLY weird using the word "magical" to describe a rock.

Vintage Print Rocks and Minerals Rock Salts by PineandMain

+ 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.

Calcite (nailhead stalactite) from Hilton Mine, Cumbria #minerals #rocks #crystal