January 12, 2015
For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I thought that I would share a couple more pictures that I took during my recent visit to The British Museum. When I was in one of the exhibits with ancient Egyptian artefacts, I was struck by a beautiful dark-colored Horus statue with a light-colored vein running through it. According to the museum sign, the statue was carved out of granodiorite. The vein is probably quartz.
Here is the museum sign about the statue:
And here is a view of the statue from the front: