This is silicified wood from Adamana, Arizona.
The brilliant red and other colors here are mostly due to iron and manganese deposited together with silica and oxidized as the wood was exposed to air.
Ordinarily, silica is one of the most insoluble substances, but it *is* soluble in alkaline solutions. Apparently, the solutions permeating the buried log were alkaline, and as the log gradually decayed, its organic matter was replaced--molecule by molecule--by silica.
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The precious metal lies just below the surface, a blue-green brine filled with lithium that was deposited by ancient volcanic activity⋆
"Why does man find beauty in a landscape? Is it not because he is a part of nature, inwardly subject to nature's laws, because he has an unconscious insight into the internal order of the Earth, into the rhythms of its repetitions, the harmony of its lines and surfaces and the balanced interplay of its parts? And does not our delight in the contemplation of nature grow out of the harmony between the music of our own soul and the music of the Earth?"
Words from geologist Hans Cloos in his autobiography, "Conversations with the Earth." .
For more recommended reading and podcasts on the subjects of nature and the imagination, visit the "Resources" page at wildfountain.org 🌱
Slowly these paint-liked dunes are changing their patterns as they merge into the Sea of Cortés and get designed by the wind that bounces back from the nearest mountain range.
This photo is my graphic reminder that even in apparent stillness, movement variables are active.
“The end is often a beginning.” -Unknown ✨
Happy Tuesday friends ☺️! My Etsy shop is all stocked up with pocket stones 💜. All pocket stones and amethyst towers shown here are listed in the shop 💎. I hope that everyone is having an amazing day so far 🌸!
Which color is your favorite?! Aside from the 2 Amethyst wands in the upper left corner, these are all Quartz!! It’s amazing to see what different Aura processes can create using the same crystal to start. Send us a DM or check out what’s listed in our shop if any of these colorful bbys are calling to you. Much love 💕-Soph & Ames 🌿🗻
Northern Territory here I come! ⛏This will be my last post for a week or so but I’m looking forward to updating you guys on what I find out in central Australia. Hopefully some more chunks of this Aquamarine 😜.