Tag Archive: rocks


Uluru (aka Ayers Rock), Australia, by photographer Ignacio Palacios.

Kurt Steiner set the world record for skipping stones by hurling a rock at the water and making it skip an astonishing 88 times. How is that even possible? WIRED‘s Robbie Gonzalez got coaching from Steiner to find out how he does it — and looked into fluid dynamics and physics to see whether we’ve reached the limit for skipping stones.

An agate “landscape.”

An agate “desert scene.”

This is lightning ridge black opal.

The world’s largest free-form black opal weighs 6,000 carats.

Kyrenia, Cyprus, by photographer Old Kyrenian.

Pic of the Day – 6/6/18

Stonemason Johnny Clasper with one of his creations.

An opal geode.

An Oregon conta luz opal.

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