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Canon PowerShot G12
mineralia:

Amethyst included with Lepidocrocite by the Arkenstone

mineralia:

Amethyst included with Lepidocrocite by the Arkenstone

How to spot a Geologist

To spot a geologist in the wild, look for:

  • Hand-lenscompass, pen-knife, handcuffs etc. tied round neck with string.
  • Someone who owns a pet rock and is not eight (in the case of paleontologists, this will be their closest friend), with said ‘pet’ often found hanging from keys.
  • Someone lighting a cigarette with a handlens focusing the sunlight, or a coat hanger stretched between the battery terminals of a University van.
  • Someone who says “this will make a nice Christmas gift” while out rock collecting.
  • Someone who even on an average day in the field can make Indiana Jones look like a bit of a klutzy wuss.
  • Someone whose pockets tend to be filled with bits of rock.
  • Someone who rocks the party and is the schist everywhere they go.
  • Someone who can say, “Gneiss Cleavage” or talks about slaty cleavage and means it in a non-derogatory sense.
  • Someone who gets really upset when the countertop, which is obviously mafic/aphanitic/metamorphic, is called granite and takes 20 minutes to tell you why you’re wrong.
  • Someone who has an odd obsession with Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek etc…and often dresses the part!
Purrrties.

Purrrties.

mineralia:

Dioptase from Namibia by Dan Weinrich

mineralia:

Dioptase from Namibia by Dan Weinrich