11 January 2017
I apologize for the poor quality of these photos – the gorgeous samples were behind glass and brightly lit, which made photography difficult. But the rocks are sooooooooo pretty, I think you’ll enjoy viewing them just the same.
Let’s start with a gargantuan kimberlitic lapillus:
Got your attention? Good, then you’re ready for a look at what happens when stromatolites and kimberlites meet:
Let’s sample some garnet next:
This beautiful lineated sample comes with an accompanying “mega thin section”…
…How cool is that?
Here’s another matched set of slabbed & polished sample and huge “thin section”:
…And one more of these enormous (10 cm+) “thin sections”:
It was such a treat to have such a gorgeous display of gorgeous, fascinating rocks available at the Congress – a perfect way to spend a quiet half hour between talks…