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Today in Petrology lab we looked at thin sections of micas, quartz, and chlorite. We also had some hand samples for reference. I couldn’t get the color right on this photo; the lepidolite is more lavender than this shows.


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Ian and I checked out the mineral show (and fossil show) and had a great time geeking out over rare and beautiful minerals. There were some hand samples I really wanted to buy, but I didn’t have hundreds of dollars to spare (or tens of thousands as the case may be) but I got a few great samples that I’m really happy with!

Absolutely gorgeous realist oil paintings of minerals by Carly Waito. If anyone has a couple thousand dollars laying around I’d love one of her pieces for Christmas 😉




Fluorite oil painting by Carly Waito




Smoky Quartz