More to explore:
"Chrysanthemum rock" -- celestite crystals in a limestone matrix.
Beach Stones | by wild goose chase, via flickr, these ringed rocks are also known as "Wish Stones"
Nice stones. I like that those are called 'wish stones.'
Boytroidal Chalcedony. Botryoidal (grape-like) structures manifest internally as "turtle-backing" or sometimes externally as "bubble-top" surfaces.
Rocks with holes in--someday I shall string them on golden chains and wear them. I have a bagful from the beach.
"Sleeper in Pebbles" is an original photographic print ~ by StarfishQuay
The multi-coloured pebbles on New Aberdour beach are the result of glacial deposits which form some of the soft sandstone / composite rock found at this location.
Pretty stones like this need to be incorporated into some sort of design project. Wedding invites?
...maybe around candles?
A really awesome Flickr account. Thanks for the link, Kathleen! =) Thanks, Michelle and Kathleen! :)
[#Amethyst close-up] [Source: Bill Atkinson Photography]