Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for May 20th, 2014

One Word Photo Challenge – Grey

Grey stibnite crystals with white dolomite. 2.7 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.2 cm From the McLaughlin Mine, Napa County, California Stibnite is an ore of antimony. Historically it has been used in cosmetics, as eyeliner(kohl) and as a type lead in typesetting. Today antimony is used as an alloying material with lead and tin and is used in acid batteries. As an alloy, antimony improves the properties of solders, bullets […]

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rocks!

Oh have I got pictures of rocks. Ever since taking up mineral collecting I’ve got big rocks and green rocks and glittery rocks and radioactive rocks. Some might say I’ve got rocks in my head, or that I am a rock star. But this is a shot that I took before I met my geologist hubby. Which means, I’ve always had a thing for rock. It is a lime kiln found near Limehouse, […]

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