Rock 366 : Day 359 : Goethite

•December 24, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 359 : Goethite

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Day 359 : Geothite from Restormel Royal Iron Mine, Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall, England. The mine was renamed after a visit by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1846, with Albert reputedly hewing a piece of ore (not this one) with a pick. Cotton collection, Keele.   

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Rock 366 : Day 358 : Specular Haematite

•December 23, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 358 : Specular Haematite

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Day 358 : Specular Haematite from Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cotton collection, Keele.

Rock 366 : Day 357 : Micaceous Haematite

•December 22, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 357 : Micaceous Haematite

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Day 357 : Micaceous Hematite from County Cork (probably the Mizen Peninsula), Ireland. Cotton collection, Keele.

Rock 366 : Day 356 : Corundum

•December 21, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 356 : Corundum

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Day 356 : Corundum (ruby) from Merkerstein, Tanzania. Cotton collection, Keele.

Rock 366 : Day 355 : Cuprite

•December 21, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 355 : Cuprite

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Day 355 : Cuprite from Wheal Phoenix, Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England. Cotton collection, Keele.

Rock 366 : Day 354 : Rutile

•December 21, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 354 : Rutile

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Day 354 : Rutile from Champion Mine, Laws, Mono County, California, United States.  Cotton collection, Keele.

Rock 366 : Day 353 : Rutile

•December 21, 2012 • Comments Off on Rock 366 : Day 353 : Rutile

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Day 353 : Rutile (titanium oxide) from Rauris, Salzburg, Austria. Cotton collection, Keele.