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February 26, 2003

Pictures of the real world
Posted by Teresa at 10:10 PM *

A truly excellent fluoroapophyllite. A cluster of rhombohedral rhodocrosite crystals stacked in rosettes, with bitty flecks of Pyrite. Barite with chalcopyrite.

A kick-ass cristate Saguaro. A cristate Solisia pectinata. (A non-cristate Solisia pectinata, to give you some idea.)

And a Norwegian driver has been hit by a 770-pound flying moose. There’s no photo of this event, but really, you wouldn’t want one; moose infallibly void their bowels during collisions.

Comments on Pictures of the real world:
#1 ::: Janice ::: (view all by) ::: February 28, 2003, 11:08 AM:

Thanks for introducing me to the word "cristate!" I was astounded by the picture of the cristate saguaro.

#2 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 02, 2003, 05:54 PM:

Isn't it wonderful? An improbably perfect specimen. You can see immediately what's going on.

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