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Mineralia
posted by jjray (29 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
Rock on, dude.
posted by Mooski at 1:04 PM on June 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mineralia

Sometimes when I browse the used minerals, I'll decide to get one based solely on the text etched on the side facets of the crystalline structures.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:06 PM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


You may also like: Cary Waito's paintings
posted by gwint at 1:12 PM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


So appropriate that this is a tumblr site.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:16 PM on June 3, 2011 [9 favorites]


So appropriate that this is a tumblr site.

Indeed.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:20 PM on June 3, 2011


> So appropriate that this is a tumblr site.

I was into crystalline structures before they were, um...precipitated.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:21 PM on June 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mystery Meat Labelling: A tumblr blog of mineral photos.
posted by zamboni at 1:27 PM on June 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


See also: In Love With Geosciences, which is mineral photos + dinosaurs + rock formations.
posted by zamboni at 1:30 PM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the spoiler zamboni, sheesh.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:32 PM on June 3, 2011


Beautiful.
posted by kinnakeet at 1:34 PM on June 3, 2011


See also the Mineralogy Database (previously)
posted by not_on_display at 1:37 PM on June 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'll take ten.
posted by jessssse at 1:37 PM on June 3, 2011


This reminds me that I have to head back to the mineral room at the NYC Museum of Natural History. Pictures are lovely, but I like my minerals in 3D.
posted by Splunge at 1:46 PM on June 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Fire up the rock tumblr, finest grit! And, color me impressed: this is a Tumblr that actually says what the picture is.
posted by AzraelBrown at 1:58 PM on June 3, 2011


> this is a Tumblr that actually says what the picture is.

Well, none of those were formed by polishing, however.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:01 PM on June 3, 2011


How nice! A non-ironic Tumblr blog for once.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 2:15 PM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is great!

The 10th Regiment of Foot: "So appropriate that this is a tumblr site."

Well played.
posted by brundlefly at 3:06 PM on June 3, 2011


This is fantastic, thanks!
posted by dialetheia at 3:13 PM on June 3, 2011


You have no idea how relevant this is to my interests right now.
posted by The Whelk at 3:40 PM on June 3, 2011


This rocks!
posted by Eideteker at 3:45 PM on June 3, 2011


LOLite.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:15 PM on June 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Fluorite crystal ftw!
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 7:54 PM on June 3, 2011


This is a tumblr. All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality. It menaces with serifs of obsidian.
On the tumblr is an engraving of a langite.
On the tumblr is an engraving of a shattuckite and quartz. The shattuckite is embedded in the quartz.

posted by LogicalDash at 8:06 PM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man I love rocks. They are so cool.
posted by ch1x0r at 8:27 PM on June 3, 2011


Chinese Jet Pilot: "A non-ironic Tumblr blog"

I dunno, I think a bunch of those minerals are ferrous.
posted by idiopath at 8:37 PM on June 3, 2011


I had the same reaction as Splunge. Time for a trip to the LA County Museum of Natural History.
posted by Edward L at 8:54 PM on June 3, 2011


Those in Pittsburgh, head down to the Hillman Hall of Minerals at the Carnegie.

Makes you almost want to forgive those plutocrats.
posted by tommyD at 3:55 AM on June 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Masterpieces of the Mineral World: Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a large-format atlas of spectacular mineral specimens. One of my local libraries has a copy.
posted by neuron at 10:44 PM on June 4, 2011


Ah, yes, the HMNS mineral collection is quite lovely, and as a bonus there are cuttlefish tanks across the hall.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:48 PM on June 4, 2011


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