Monthly Archives: June 2010

“Form”, a poem by Eva Gore-Booth

The buried statue through the marble gleams, Praying for freedom, an unwilling guest, Yet flooding with the light of her strange dreams The hard stone folded round her uncarved breast. Founded in granite, wrapped in serpentine, Light of all life … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area Geology Links, Cites

(Originally posted: December 2, 2009) ——————— http://www.nps.gov/goga/forteachers/geology-resources.htm# Geology Resources – Golden Gate National Rec Area (field guides, rock FAQs, glossary, etc.) —————- http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/haeckel/radiolarien/index.html Images from Ernst Haeckel’s microscopic studies of radiolaria (the tiny critters whose skeletons make up the local … Continue reading

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A “Very Trifling Exercise of the Imagination,” Asked by a 150 Year Old News Story, or, One Model is Worth a Thousand Words

(originally posted November 11, 2009) from: The Argus (Melbourne, Australia) – March 30, 1859 via Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au MODEL OF CLUNES DIGGINGS “An acquaintance with the peculiarities of our gold-mines, and the mode in which the precious metal is won from their depths … Continue reading

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Petrified Whalebone (California coast) vs. Dinosaur Bone!

Try these links at a rock blog I just found. It may be your best chance to see this agatized fossil material on the screen: http://eclecticarcania.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-identify-petrified-whalebone.html http://eclecticarcania.blogspot.com/2009/01/gaviota-coast-whalebone-hunt.html These are southern Californians talking mostly about about collecting in San Luis Obispo … Continue reading

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Josie Iselin – Photographer Extraordinaire

Stones, leaves, the common things under our feet, elevated into art, for our enjoyment and contemplation. A remarkable photographer and book designer! Check out Josie Iselin’s homepage. (Originally blogged November 16, 2008)

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“The Black Stone – the Omphalos of the Goddess”

“The Black Stone – the Omphalos of the Goddess”, by Bob Trubshaw (article – especially on the Ka’bah at Mecca – from At The Edge, U.K.)

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STONE & MINING FOLKLORE

Sylvia P. Beamon (U.K.) – Knockers and Mining Myths (tommyknockers) Peter Metevelis – Japanese Stone Sky, folklore scholar (go to Myth, then to “Lapidary Sky”, parts 1 & 2 THE LORE OF GEMSTONES, by Ellen Steiber (in 5 parts) – hosted … Continue reading

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