For today, I just thought I would photograph and share the rocks that are currently sitting on my desk at the office. This doesn't include the ones in the desk, or the ones in a box under the desk, or the ones on a shelf next to the desk, or the ones...
Well you get the idea - there are a lot of rock samples around my desk.
|Unakite pebble - pink feldspar, clear quartz, and green epidote|
|Chain coral fossil|
|Chert - a form of micro-crystalline quartz|
|Not sure on this one...|
|Conglomerate - AKA "puddingstone"|
|Limestone with horn coral fossil|
|Limestone with bryozoa fossil|
|Not sure what to call this one - looks like fractured basalt with quartz bonding it together|
|Petrified wood slices|
|Possibly Limonite - a form of iron ore|
I'm not sure of the origins of all of these rocks. I collected some of them, others were given to me, and others were purchased at rock shows/rock shops/etc.
I'm also not entirely sure why they are all sitting on my desk. I'm sure there are very good reason, but I can't think of them right now. I need to clean my desk...