Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 29

Have you ever been in a submarine?  Nope. If you haven’t, would you want to? Nope again. Just last week my friend told me about her tour of a submarine stationed near her home. She described the times when the sailors were in enemy waters and needed to retreat to their bunks and remain absolutely silent. For hours. The submarine was “turned off”, including air circulation. The sonar of another ship can […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Glow-in-the-Dark

These two photos are of the same crystal of fluorite under different light sources. It was found at the Flamboro Quarry, near Dundas, Ontario It is  no longer in our collection, but I believe it was about 4 cm on the longest dimension. Inclusions of hydrocarbon lend the golden brown colour to the daytime shot. They are also responsible for the glow-in-the dark effect under long wave ultra violet light. And […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Pink

Tiny needles of erythrite form little pink balls among the tangle of silver wires. Pink erythrite is the mineral that forms when cobalt ore weathers. This piece was found on the rock dumps of the Nipissing 404 Mine, in Cobalt, Ontario. I took the photo in sunlight, hence the strong, unpleasant shadows. The specimen is no longer in our collection, otherwise I’d redo the picture! ***   ***   ***   ***   *** Inspired by Jennifer […]

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