Minerals

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I found an old bag of minerals that I had collected from mine tailings a few years back. The ones in these photos are all from Mount Mica in Paris, Maine.  Quartz, tourmaline, garnet and beryl. The one on the far left below may be lepidolite, but I’m not positive on that one. Minerals_2

I used to teach my middle school kids about minerals, and it is one of those topics that I did not realize I would be so interested in, until I started teaching about them.  They are beautiful and it is such a treat when you unearth one that speaks to you. I would come home with just a handful, where my students’ pants would be falling down, because their pockets were full!

Minerals_1I took some photos with my iPhone (top and bottom ones) and some with my Nikon CoolPix (two middle photos) and I got much better closeups with the iPhone. I haven’t figured out why I can’t seem to get clear closeups with the Nikon. Ideally I’d love a fancy DSLR with a macro lens….but that will have to wait until another day. So for now I’ll do my best with what I have!Minerals_3

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