Look! Out in the yard!
It’s a bird!
It’s a blob!
It’s… it’s… what the heck is it?
It’s a 20.5 x 13 x 13 cm plasticine-like mass of annabergite – the weathering product of nickeline and rammelsbergite found at the Bellellen Mine, Cobalt-Gowganda region,Ontario, Canada. The mine stopped production in 1917. This hunk was found buried in the dumps October 2010.
Me: Honey? Remember that great honkin’ mass of annabergite clay we had? What did you do with it?
He: I gave half to Tim and the other half to Chris.
Me: Let me guess. Tim wanted it because it’s big and weird, and Chris was going to use it for pigment, right?
He: …and because it was big and weird.
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge