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  • I recently purchased someone’s rock collection that has been sitting in storage so stay tuned for some nice rocks and minerals 😆 This first batch of rocks I believe is tiger eye
  • I recently purchased someone’s rock collection that has been sitting in storage so stay tuned for some nice rocks and minerals 😆 This first batch of rocks I believe is tiger eye
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  • Done...and done! (For now...) I have have another 15 or so cameras (not including my Polaroid collection) that I repacked for now, along with all my misc. photographica (magazines, brochures and books). I decided that it's time to stop collecting movie stuff- that's a whole 'nuther specialty...one I don't have the room for. :-) #classiccamera #collecting #cleanup #family
  • Done...and done! (For now...) I have have another 15 or so cameras (not including my Polaroid collection) that I repacked for now, along with all my misc. photographica (magazines, brochures and books). I decided that it's time to stop collecting movie stuff- that's a whole 'nuther specialty...one I don't have the room for. :-) #classiccamera #collecting #cleanup #family
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  • Just imagine it! In March 2003 a huge cavity was broken into at the Navegadora mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The cavity was 10x10x3 metres (!) and contained several tons of large quartz and albite collapsed into the pocket. However, the most interesting part was the approx. 100kg of spessartine garnet crystals, up to 10cm on edge with peculiar ‘etching’ and a bright burgundy-red colour. This one from Marco Tironi is a perfect example and how bizarre they are? Seemingly here a ‘dodecahedron’ with slight irregular shape, clean and completely crystallized with distinctive complex stepped faces that were a signature of this find - still the only one that produced these amazing crystals. With great colour and luster, I love the way the ‘sun’ gives an almost chatoyant effect or reflection from the face ‘forms’ as I turn it. There has been some debate as to how these crystals form and whether they grew like this or where ‘etched’ post crystallization. Analysis shows the crystals are homogenous in chemistry from core to rim, hinting that there was not any later stage crystallization from evolved fluids, a feature often seen in pegmatite minerals being ‘zoned’, and the thought is that the final ‘fluid’ was at equilibrium with the ‘contents’ and the overall morphology has arisen from etching, even though this ‘gross reticulation’ by etching is superbly clean! Great specimen and from a now classic locality easily identifiable 👍🏻 #gems #gemology #gemmology #minerals #mineralogy #crystals #crystallography #fineminerals #garnet #spessartine #brazil #etched #collecting #rockhound #discovery #earthsciences #naturesart #amazing #crystalgrowth #education #chemistry #instagood #itsreal #burgundyred #iloveminerals #iloverocks #ilovegems #weird
  • Just imagine it! In March 2003 a huge cavity was broken into at the Navegadora mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The cavity was 10x10x3 metres (!) and contained several tons of large quartz and albite collapsed into the pocket. However, the most interesting part was the approx. 100kg of spessartine garnet crystals, up to 10cm on edge with peculiar ‘etching’ and a bright burgundy-red colour. This one from Marco Tironi is a perfect example and how bizarre they are? Seemingly here a ‘dodecahedron’ with slight irregular shape, clean and completely crystallized with distinctive complex stepped faces that were a signature of this find - still the only one that produced these amazing crystals. With great colour and luster, I love the way the ‘sun’ gives an almost chatoyant effect or reflection from the face ‘forms’ as I turn it. There has been some debate as to how these crystals form and whether they grew like this or where ‘etched’ post crystallization. Analysis shows the crystals are homogenous in chemistry from core to rim, hinting that there was not any later stage crystallization from evolved fluids, a feature often seen in pegmatite minerals being ‘zoned’, and the thought is that the final ‘fluid’ was at equilibrium with the ‘contents’ and the overall morphology has arisen from etching, even though this ‘gross reticulation’ by etching is superbly clean! Great specimen and from a now classic locality easily identifiable 👍🏻 #gems #gemology #gemmology #minerals #mineralogy #crystals #crystallography #fineminerals #garnet #spessartine #brazil #etched #collecting #rockhound #discovery #earthsciences #naturesart #amazing #crystalgrowth #education #chemistry #instagood #itsreal #burgundyred #iloveminerals #iloverocks #ilovegems #weird
  •  1,549  43  22 July, 2019
  • Hey guys! This Monday I’m showcasing another special figure for a friend of mine I finally met this weekend in Philadelphia, @ubernick! This figure was last made a year ago on my page, and has gotten some SERIOUS improvements. I started by repainting a new set of fresh orange and white Indomitable Eröd armor, painstakingly applying black and white stripes all over the legs and arms. I then applied matte black to the neck guard and shoulders, as well as white to the helmet and black pack. A new addition to this is indeed the pack, as it wasn’t included in my last iteration. I painted it orange, with black and grey details, as well as an eagle and “Elérés” on the back. The visor is a sparkly gloss orange, and I finished the figure with a glossy seal. Meeting this guy was a huge honor, and one of the best parts of my trip. go subscribe and follow my boy, and I Hope you all Enjoy! #halo #halo2 #halo3 #halo4 #halo5 #haloinfinite #halooutpost #halooutpostdiscovery #halocollector #halomegaconstrux #megaconstrux @ubernick @megaconstrux @halo @halooutpost #youtube #gaming #spartans #paint #custom #miniature #figures #collecting
  • Hey guys! This Monday I’m showcasing another special figure for a friend of mine I finally met this weekend in Philadelphia, @ubernick! This figure was last made a year ago on my page, and has gotten some SERIOUS improvements. I started by repainting a new set of fresh orange and white Indomitable Eröd armor, painstakingly applying black and white stripes all over the legs and arms. I then applied matte black to the neck guard and shoulders, as well as white to the helmet and black pack. A new addition to this is indeed the pack, as it wasn’t included in my last iteration. I painted it orange, with black and grey details, as well as an eagle and “Elérés” on the back. The visor is a sparkly gloss orange, and I finished the figure with a glossy seal. Meeting this guy was a huge honor, and one of the best parts of my trip. go subscribe and follow my boy, and I Hope you all Enjoy! #halo #halo2 #halo3 #halo4 #halo5 #haloinfinite #halooutpost #halooutpostdiscovery #halocollector #halomegaconstrux #megaconstrux @ubernick @megaconstrux @halo @halooutpost #youtube #gaming #spartans #paint #custom #miniature #figures #collecting
  •  987  22  22 July, 2019
  • Plants that will stay alive 🌵🌿 Shop our Plant Series online now, comes with info on how to care for the real version 👌🏼
  • Plants that will stay alive 🌵🌿 Shop our Plant Series online now, comes with info on how to care for the real version 👌🏼
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