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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Fool's gold
3/52 for the group 2015 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: C is for Crystal

As I'm married to a geologist, we do have some interesting crystals around but due to lack of time I had to grab the handiest specimen which is a lump of slate with one surface covered in iron pyrites (fool's gold).

For some reason this shot didn't come out very golden looking, but it does show the cubic shape of the crystals quite nicely.

Fool's gold

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artkouros From: artkouros Date: January 18th, 2015 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: January 18th, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think this came out really well and is visually very interesting. So there. *g*
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: January 18th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! *is hypnotized by the sparkly*
scallywag195 From: scallywag195 Date: January 19th, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the colors, and no, it doesn't look like pyrite, but that just makes it more interesting. When I teach on rocks at the nature center where I work, I usually bring pyrite in because the students can see the cubic shape so well. And of course, they want to know if it's gold...
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: January 20th, 2015 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
That looks like iron pyrite
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