Something Hard for Seany…

My rock collection!

This is on my window-sill at home. It’s quite an old photograph, I’ve got a few more now.

I’m going to try and find the non-edited one, so you can actually see the rocks better…

You have some rather pretty rocks.

You have some rather pretty rocks.

Thank you. I like them. :)

Thank goodness, i thought this was going to be something horrible.

I really like that yellow glossy rock.

Syn you find those at the beach?

Is that a giant cube of yellow quartz? Looks either rutilated or impacted… We only get plain white quartz 'round here. That and pyrite everywhere. One in ten kids growing up thinks they suddenly struck gold hah!

I really like that yellow glossy rock.

That’s amber. Amber forms from the sap of trees millions of years ago when it then solidifies. Sometimes you get insects fossilised in it. The baddie in Jurassic Park has a cane with amber in the top. :)

Syn you find those at the beach?

Some. A lot of them I pick up from various places; the obsidian and a lot of the volcanic ones I picked up on my trip to Iceland.

Is that a giant cube of yellow quartz? Looks either rutilated or impacted… We only get plain white quartz 'round here. That and pyrite everywhere. One in ten kids growing up thinks they suddenly struck gold hah!

I’m not entirely sure which one you mean, but I do have some yellow quartz (not a cube of it though). Yellow-brown quartz has iron impurities; very small amounts. Like 0.05% maybe.

For those of you interested, I’ve also got this fossil:

I believe it’s an Orthoceras. Sorry about the “arty” shot.

I completely misinterpreted the title.

Thank goodness, i thought this was going to be something horrible.

I completely misinterpreted the title.

I’d just like to point out that was the entire point of the title. People were curious to see my hard thing. :wub:

Also, it’s funny 'cause if you post the link in the shoutbox and take the trailing slash off the link says “hard-for-seany” which amused me.

I’ve seen better.

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