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Second Beach Sand River, Olympic National Park, WA, vía Flickr. Fotografía de Chip Phillips.

Second Beach Sand River, Olympic National Park, WA, vía Flickr. Fotografía de Chip Phillips.

Shipwreck Coast - Shi Shi Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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This is a pure bismuth crystal. The heaviest element that is not radioactive (ok technically it is but it’s half life is like 9 orders of magnitude older than the universe so it really doesn’t count.) Probably my favourite crystal structure, even if you forget the colour. Surprisingly, bismuth is also super-not-toxic. You can actually eat the stuff and it’s often in indigestion remedies. Fascinating element, all round.

This is a pure bismuth crystal. The heaviest element that is not radioactive (ok technically it is but it’s half life is like 9 orders of magnitude older than the universe so it really doesn’t count.) Probably my favourite crystal structure, even if you forget the colour. Surprisingly, bismuth is also super-not-toxic. You can actually eat the stuff and it’s often in indigestion remedies. Fascinating element, all round.

OK, call me a geek, but this reminds me of Lothlorien....which is my very favorite place in Middle Earth.  :)

OK, call me a geek, but this reminds me of Lothlorien....which is my very favorite place in Middle Earth. :)

Rialto Beach Olympic National Park; my sister and I found a dead stingray on the beach and beautiful driftwood. It was so cold and windy that day

Rialto Beach Olympic National Park; my sister and I found a dead stingray on the beach and beautiful driftwood. It was so cold and windy that day

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