Cummingtonite is the name of this metamorphic amphibole, in case you were wondering. It contains the chemical chemical composition magnesium iron silicate hydroxide. Cummingtonite is translucent. It comes in dark green, brown, and beige varieties. It was named after the delightful town of Cummington, Massachusetts.
Jolyon Ralph created a guide to the rocks and minerals of Minecraft: "Have you ever wondered how similar the Minecraft resources are to rocks and minerals in the real world? Let's find out!" "Wait," I hear you shout, "Dirt isn't a rock!" Well, actually, it kinda is. Except we should probably call it 'soil' rather… READ THE REST
Certain forms of the igneous rock syenite are nicknamed emberlite because they contain sodalite, causing them to fluoresce under black light. Glaciers deposited lots of them in the Lake Superior basin, where rock hunters go out at night to find them. Here's a nice how-to video on finding them, from Erik Rintamaki, a tour guide… READ THE REST
YouTuber The Crystal Collector shows off his massive geode haul and cracks a few open to show how beautiful they are inside. He found a riverbed that was quite a treasure trove of them in a previous video. We used to do this when I was a kid with my Aunt Henny and Uncle Rollie,… READ THE REST
Let's face it: Life is pretty expensive. And while we enjoy splurging on luxury goods, everyday necessities really shouldn't be breaking the bank. That's why memberships to retail warehouses are such a lifesaver. Suddenly, groceries, home goods, furniture, and more are all accessible and inexpensive. One of the best examples of this is Sam's Club — and right now,… READ THE REST
Having a pet at home is one of the great joys in life. Unfortunately, even though many of us work from home, we can't stay with furry friends all the time. Sometimes we have to venture outside and leave our pets at home. If you're lucky enough to have a cat waiting for you to return, the last thing… READ THE REST
Let's be honest. Macs are fantastic, and they have been for quite some time. Apple has always done a great job of making sleek, stylish, fun, and downright practical pieces of technology for your everyday use. But with all of the wonderful features that make a Mac so great, there are probably a couple of features that… READ THE REST