Monday, November 29, 2010

Rock Collection -- Post 2

Today's posting includes the remainder of the photos from the collection of my friend, Robert. He had more cases filled with rocks than I took photos of. Here are a few of the cases:

Most of the cases were in the basement, but Robert had a lot of the small to medium Lake Superior agates in egg cartons upstairs. Here is a photo of only a few.

My favorite part of the day was using his very expensive microscope to look at some of the micro specimens. For those of you who want to collect rocks but don't have a lot of space, this may be an option for you. Each of the micro specimens were in a little 1" plastic case. Most of the specimens are less than a half inch in size. To get these shots, I placed my camera up to one of the eye pieces and went for it. Not every picture turned out, but here are a few. These micros are certainly nature's art.

1 comment:

  1. An excellent description of an excellent collection, thanks.