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This crystallised zzurite is one of the most iconic minerals from Namibia’s Tsumeb mine. Photo by Crystal Classics.

Ocean kyanite from the Hart’s Range in Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia. Photo by Skyward Eye.

Pic of the Day – 10/28/21

Pebblecat!

Peridot in volcanic lava from Spain’s Canary Islands by @AllOfHerStones.

A view of Borrowdale Valley, Cumbria, England, by photographer Carl Halliday.

A collection of yummy crystal spheres from Om Crystals.

NASA scientist Mark Rober gets into the physics of rock skipping, and because he’s Mark Rober, he also build a rock-skipping robot!

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

 

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

 

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