hey, guys! i hope your day is going well.
for science class, my friend izzy and i visited a local mineral museum. it’s part of a college, so it’s not very big, but i was still quite impressed. i took a few pictures of the gems and wanted to share them with you.
here’s the museum itself.
i’ve always had a thing for gems and smooth stones. not as much the stylized ones that are used in jewelry, but raw ones, or polished ones that fit perfectly in the dip of your palm. it amazes me that such complex shapes and gorgeous colors are being created under our feet.
i’ve found quartz in my garden, and it always excites me that they were growing in the dirt along with my plants.
these look like dragon eggs or jawbreakers. i know that they’re rocks and that they’ll shatter my teeth if i try to eat them, but i kind of want to try one anyway.
they’re just so pretty?? help.
this one looks like someone painted it with watercolors.
there was a display under ultraviolet lights, so the rocks, which looked normal in regular lighting, glowed neon colors. :D
i saw some really awful geology jokes on the internet, and i thought you guys should suffer with me, so here you go.
q: what do you get when you mix sulfur, tungsten, and silver?
q: anyone know a joke about sodium?
q: what do you do with a dead chemical?
a: you barium
(and then cry because this reminds you of my chemical romance.)
i feel like such a nerd.
have a good day, my friends! you look great and you are loved.