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10 February 2011

Mystery spikes

Mystery mineral from Mount Washington, New Hampshire: radiating needles of something black… I’d venture “tourmaline”… but you tell me.


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Treasure trove of traces

Here’s an amazing sight that caught me unawares in Capadoccia — some paving stones outside a small “museum” (preserved Byzantine hoodoo church) that were chock full of some AMAZING trace fossils. Sense of scale is provided by a Turkish 1-lira coin, about the same size as a U.S. quarter. Check out the variety, size, and preservation quality of these gorgeous things: These are “negatives” — molds of depressions that were …


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