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Beauty in Rocks and Minerals

I am a geologist and have worked with rocks all of my adult life. I was always attracted to rocks and minerals, even as a child, and over the years have discovered some outstanding examples of the exceptional beauty nature provides in the form of rocks and minerals. This gallery is dedicated to some of those examples on both the macroscopic and microscopic scale.
Iron stained Navajo Sandstone near Knab UT
Iron stained Navajo Sandstone near Knab UT
Beach pebbles, Lake McDonald Glacier National Park, MT
Beach pebbles, Lake McDonald Glacier National Park, MT
Photomicrograph of peridotite in thin section X10
Photomicrograph of peridotite in thin section X10
Iron oxide stain in Navajo Sandstone, Coyote Buttes, AZ
Iron oxide stain in Navajo Sandstone, Coyote Buttes, AZ
Photomicrograph of biotite schist in thin section X10
Photomicrograph of biotite schist in thin section X10
Iron stained Navajo Sandstone near Kanab, UT
Iron stained Navajo Sandstone near Kanab, UT
Banded iron formation with tiger-eye, Mount Brockman, Australia
Banded iron formation with tiger-eye, Mount Brockman, Australia
Banded iron formation Ispheming MI
Banded iron formation Ispheming MI
Blue quartz rhyolite porphyry, Llano TX
Blue quartz rhyolite porphyry, Llano TX
Agate, Brazil
Agate, Brazil
Petrified wood, Chinle Wash, AZ
Petrified wood, Chinle Wash, AZ
Rhodochrosite stalactite cross-section, Catamarca, Argentina
Rhodochrosite stalactite cross-section, Catamarca, Argentina
Polished slab of petrified wood, Holbrook, AZ
Polished slab of petrified wood, Holbrook, AZ
Agate, Brazil
Agate, Brazil
Amethyst-agate geode, Brazil
Amethyst-agate geode, Brazil
Pyrite suns, Sparta, IL
Pyrite suns, Sparta, IL
Irridescent specular hematite, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Irridescent specular hematite, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Bornite (peacock ore), Butte MT
Bornite (peacock ore), Butte MT
Thunderegg from the Priday layer, Richardson Ranch, OR
Thunderegg from the Priday layer, Richardson Ranch, OR
Petrified wood, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Petrified wood, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Chrysocolla and Limonite (iron oxide),  AZ
Chrysocolla and Limonite (iron oxide), AZ
Petrified Wood, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Petrified Wood, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ