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Hematite

Fe2O3

Locality:

Iron King Mine, Santa Maria District, Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

Field of View: 3.9 mm

Hematite - the blue colour is as shot and is the result of an iridescent tarnish giving it a bright blue colour most noticeably on the edges. There are several spots in the image that show a deep red as the crystals are thin enough to transmit some light.

 Doug Merson photo and collection.

Hematite is one of the most common minerals. The colour of most red and brown rock, such as sandstone, is caused by small amounts of Hematite. It is also responsible for the red colour of many minerals. Non-crystalline forms of Hematite may be transformations of the mineral Limonite that lost water, possibly due to heat.

Captivated - by @sunrow

Damen approached the lounge to find Laurent curled up on the pillows wearing nothing but Damen’s black sweatshirt, his tail curling side to side. The sun streamed in on him, highlighting his gold hair and sharp cheeks, and Damen, overwhelmed by love and adoration, crossed his arms over the back of the lounge and rested his head against them so he could watch Laurent.
A few minutes passed before Laurent’s tail slowed its movements and he peeked his eyes open, looking straight up at Damen.

“Enjoying the view?”

“Mm-hmm, very much so.” Damen grinned, then reached down and pulled at the sleeve of the sweatshirt. “Is that my hoodie?”

“It’s mine now.”

My art for the CaPri Big Bang 2k17! I’ve always wanted to draw kitty!Laurent, because he has such a cat-like persona: Hissy at first, but once he grows comfortable, he might curl up next to you (possibly while softly purring). I saw the chance when I saw sunrow’s wonderful story and took it!

anonymous asked:

Everything about this video killed me

fucking same. just literally… everything. how close and cozy they got? and how they complimented each other on like everything… their eyes, hair, fucking Cutting Out Abilities?? and how when phil made the unicorn mug not only talk, but gave it a weird voice, dan didn’t laugh, he just instantly joined in. i loved how comfortable and natural it all was and i loved the whole fun element of it all. the “we’re not taking this seriously, but hey, i look ok in these overalls amirite and u look kind of like a God in those really tight blue jeans i’m gonna just stare a bit it’s Fine” and “wow, ok but should i bleach my hair? what if you dyed your hair a bright pastel blue? i think it would suit you… what the fuck.” i love them and i loved this video :/

Metathénardite

Na2SO4

Location:

Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough, Great Fissure eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast’, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

Field of View: 3 mm

Light blue plates of Metathenardite. 

Collection and photo Stephan Wolfsried

Metathénardite is a dimorph of Thénardite. The name applied to a high-temperature, hexagonal polymorph of Na2SO4. Approved as a new mineral in 2016.