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Zebra rock

I picked up a couple of pieces of intriguing rock in a market in Sydney a few years ago, and finally got around to looking it up. Made up of fine grained silt sized particles, it displays a quite astonishing variety of patterns all picked out in red banding on a creamy tan background. It turns out to come from the Kimberleys in Western Australia, where it outcrops in lenses in the Johnny Cake Shale member of the late Precambrian Randford Formation (what a great name), a succession of brown shales that settled, maybe seasonally, in a quiet body of water.

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vikingboybilly asked:

Are bronzor and bronzong made out of copper? AFAIK bronze rusts into a ruddy red/brown color, and copper rusts into the teal color we see on bronzor and bronzong.

Speaking as someone who has actually dug legit 3500-year-old bronze objects out of the dirt, no; corroded bronze is blue-green, much like copper.  Largely because bronze is, y’know, 90% copper.

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