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Topical Tuesday: Archaeology and Geology News

There is so much rock news going on in the world, it’s hard to keep up with it all. So from now on, on Tuesdays, I’m going to try to aggregate some of the rock-based stories that may or may not be making headlines, but are all worth taking at least a brief look at.

Mineral Metamorphasis

Your mineral riddle for this week is: What starts off as granite, and can be turned into paper, medicine, fine china, and gauze?   The Answer is: Kaolinite! It’s a naturally white clay found all over the world- usually in hot humid climates like the tropics. It’s this sweltering climate that actually creates Kaolinite minerals, turning the […]

Mineral Monday: Mica

Welcome to another Mineral Monday! Today we’re all about Mica. When I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time outside playing in creeks, and I would see lots of tiny sparkles on the creek bed- looking like fairy dust or gold. When I would reach for them, though, the beautiful sparkles would float downstream- a […]

Chi Chi Chi! Le Le Le! Los Mineros De Chile!

A brief personal reaction/stream of conciousness to the “Miracle in the Desert”… and the media, of course. We’ll be back to the rocks soon. I promise.

This post should probably be relegated to Rocks in the News. I (like the rest of the world) was so transfixed by the spectacle yesterday that I was barely able to focus on my work, much less my blog. (A head cold probably didn’t help my productivity). After my post almost two months ago about the trapped miners, I do feel like I need to say something to bring closure to it all.

I had trouble not crying when it was children standing waiting for their dads and brothers- they held back none of their emotions, and really summed up the emotions that everyone else was feeling too. It was a miracle, brought about (as so many miracles are) by luck, and fortitude, and engineering, and the human spirit.