Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blooming Flowers in Winter

I brought this potted plant in a few months back after the cold weather seemed to be killing it. After about 6 weeks in the sunroom, it started to bloom again.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fluorite Crystals

These first pictures are of what appears to be a purple fluorite cube then surrounded by a second fluorite clear cube.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Calcite - Jennings County Indiana

Picture of a calcite specimen from Jennings County, Indinana (home of the North Vernon Quarries). This mineral is on display at the Indiana State Museum.

Calcite is the most common mineral found in the state of Indiana. It calcium carbonite that makes up calcite is the primary material of the state's limestone.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Fluorite From Indiana

Fluorite found in Allen County, Indiana. This specimen is on display at the Indiana State Museum.

Fluorite is calcium fluoride.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dolomite From Indiana

Here are some specimens of the dolomite on display at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana. These minerals were found in Harrison County, Indiana. If I had to guess they are probably from the quarry near Corydon.

Dolomite is calcium magnesium carbonate.