Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Magnified Images

I planned on going hiking after leaving the museum last evening, but I could see the storm clouds gathering and heading our way. We had the best rain that we have had this year. I checked the radar and all of the rain headed directly for the Duck Lake fire. The most recent GPS data estimate the fire size at 22,204 acres. The estimated cost of fighting the fire to date is $450,557.

The south end of the fire is 14 miles north of Newberry and 7 miles west from Tahquamenon Falls State Park campgrounds. The fire is long and narrow and stretches 11 miles to the north to Lake Superior. There are currently 40 miles of fire line. Of that fire line, 6 miles is Lake Superior shoreline, 13 miles is completed line (includes County Road 500), and 21 miles is uncontained fire line.


So for today's blog I pulled out my USB microscope camera to capture a few images.  The first three are photos of rough Lake Superior agates.




A coin....


A Brazilian shadow agate slab with back lighting....


More Brazilian agates...




Here is a video from the other night.....

video

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