31 October 2017

Who’s afraid of the big bad…pegmatite?

Posted by Jessica Ball

It’s been forever since I posted – more on that next month, hopefully – but I didn’t want to let Halloween pass without a spooky field photo. Here’s one from my grad school days, taken at the Macdonald pegmatite mine in Bancroft, Ontario. Well worth a visit for the spectacular feldspar and zircon-bearing smoky quartz!

(There have been some slight modifications to the photo.)