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Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Tag Archive for ‘Pyrite’

The Treasure Hunt

One of the appeals of mineral collecting is the concept of treasure hunt. While the minerals that we look for do not fill the bill as regards monetary value, they are precious for their scientific significance. Now, don’t get me wrong. Of course, we are grateful that other mineral collectors are willing to pay for the specimens that we uncover. When we put an item up for auction, and two or […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Bronze

This is a pyrite concretion that somewhat fits the colour bronze (bronze-ish?). It formed in shale from Tea Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. The ram shape may have formed around a trilobite fossil. 7.5cm x 5.5cm x 2.0cm More from Wikipedia A concretion is a hard, compact mass of sedimentary rock formed by the precipitation of mineral cement within the spaces between the sediment grains. Concretions are often ovoid or spherical in […]

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