July 4, 2011
4th of July Rocks: Red, White, and Blue
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Happy 4th of July, everyone! In honor of the 4th, here are some red, white, and blue rocks.
|Red Standstone. Arches National Park, Utah, Fall 2005.|
Newly-deposited white travertine:
|Travertine forming in an alkaline pool. Oman, January 2009.|
And, last but not least, brilliant bright blue kyanite crystals:
|Blue kyanite. Image courtesy of Ian Stimpson’s Flickr stream.|
Feel free to add more red, white, and blue rocks in the comments! Happy 4th!
A quick quiz related to this topic: What do the following nations have in common?AustraliaCambodiaChileCubaCzech RepublicFranceIcelandNorth KoreaLaosLiberiaNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPanamaRepublic of China (a.k.a. Taiwan)RussiaSamoaSlovakiaSloveniaUnited KingdomUnited States of America