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
Whether you are a professional chef or just a novice making yourself dinner in your kitchen, you should always make sure that you have the best tools at your disposal. You may ensure that you have great ingredients, frying pans, and glassware, but proper preparation doesn't end there. A complete master knife set is the perfect way to step… READ THE REST
If you're like most people, you probably feel a little jealous when you hear someone who's multilingual. And that's with good reason. It's an impressive and handy skill to have. Being able to travel internationally and communicate with people can be invaluable. So, if you want to become multilingual yourself but only have some basic language skills, then you're in… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST