Monday, December 08, 2008

What I Did This Weekend

El Cabezon

The Ojito Wilderness

Me Playing on the Rocks

Some Really Cool Stones
Sparkle Like Shattered Glass

Jeff or Eric, Do you know what these are?

A Friend Joined Us for Lunch


Eric said...

I have no idea. Can you send a larger picture by email? Also, I can't really tell the size from the photo, so could you let me know the average size of the crystals?

They look a lot like selenite, but I can't really tell from the photo.

By the way, those chollas look really sad. :( But it also looks like a really beautiful area. I haven't been hiking in a long time. Perhaps we should head out there someday soon.

Dennis R. Plummer said...

I thought selenite, too, until I took them home and compared to a large sample of selenite that I have. The crystalline structure mimics is long, horizontal, but does not break thinly. I don't know how to better describe it. Will send you some photos.

Chollas were sad until we sang to them.

Eric said...

Selenite does come in lots and lots of forms, so I wouldn't rule it out just yet. Or it could be some other form of gypsum as well.


Dennis R. Plummer said...

Kernite or gypsum, I think. Will get pics to you next week.