Category : Mineralogy

Four Explosive C’s of Volcanoes

The dreariness of the cloudy, damp afternoon air was negated by my energy and excitement as I walked along the path, stopping every few steps to be enamored with the little things around me.  Suddenly, I saw something through the…

May 11, 2017

Hawaii Rocks!

Gentle jungle noises of birds and bugs faded as I walked into the large, damp cavern.   Green-tinted light reflecting off the dark rain forest canopy suddenly turned into the darkness of a cave with black walls, lit only with the…

May 3, 2017

Digging Deep Diamonds

“Look, it’s a piece of bone!” I knelt and picked it up, then another, and another of the pale fragments on the ground.  It was a pleasant, sunny autumn day, perfect for an afternoon of casual fossil hunting with my…

December 17, 2016

Quickly Cooling Crystals

The bright morning sun glistened off the different colored rock crystals, all squeezed together into a block of granite rock.  “Oh look!  There’s schist, and I think that’s pegmatite!”  I declared, delightedly leaning as close as I could to the…

December 2, 2016

Colorful Colorado Clay

Wham-splat! The pick axe hit the muddy wall, then stuck there.  I pried it off and scooped off the wet, heavy chunk of clay into a debris bucket. Behind that chunk I noticed a rich variety of colors. Amid the…

October 7, 2016

Millions of Years: The Scientific Method says No!

Majority has been taught, that fossils must be millions of years old, due to the massive amounts of time that it  supposedly takes for deposition, petrification or fossilization. And in my previous article about rapid petrification, and my friend Dr. Simmons:…

July 20, 2016

Magnificent Minerals – Part 2

“Is this a fossil?  Or petrified wood?”, I was asked during a fossil dig in Kansas last week.  After looking at the item of interest, I explained that the find was not a fossil, but the mineral, gypsum.  I showed…

June 17, 2016

Magnificent Minerals – Part 1

Captivated by the wonder of the rows upon rows of colorful minerals, I enjoyed slowly looking over each one.  It was like slowly eating a favorite dessert, savoring one bite at a time. After several days of busily going about…

May 27, 2016

Glorious, Glistening Geodes

Late in the afternoon, the sun finally began to break through clouds that chilly February day in Tucson, Arizona.  Sunlight glistened off the many rows of purple crystals lining the giant shells.  These enormous crystal-lined geodes were large enough for…

May 20, 2016

Rapid Petrification!

Thomas Huxley’s Attack has died: Truth lives on! A tooth a perfect conversation piece?                When attending the 2016 TPA homeschool convention in Wichita Kansas, I was more than overjoyed to meet creation speaker,…

April 17, 2016