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A cristal flower

A cristal flower
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Copyright: emma dasilva (arizonaride) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 7 N: 14] (52)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon N80
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Minerals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 9:32
Viewed: 4709
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Hello everybody,

This is the new One in my collection.
I love minerals, and I'd enjoy sharing some of my favorites with TN.
This is a lussatite flower, which is perfect. It is lussatite as aware collectors love it.
Lussatite has got its name from a French locality, Lussat, where an asphalt mine was worked until 1983.
That mine is close to the little village of Dallet, next to Lussat, in Auvergne. Landscapes are wonderful there, the plain enhances the old volcanoes like the Puy-de-Dme.
These flowers are compound of silicium oxyde, quartz cristals all around, chalcedony inside, and the center is a kind of opal. Some say that the quartz cristals around are cristobalite, but we have to search about the forming conditions.

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I like the contrasts and shapes...good effort!! and good info.

Hello Emma,
This is a very good capture of this wonderful crystal.The exposure and details are excellent.
I am interested in geology myself,but am not very knowledgable.
Until a few years ago I was exploring a lot of caves in the North Island and photographed some amazing crystals in one cave.
You can see three shots from that cave (Gardners Gut) on this page.
Hope you like them.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-06 1:29]

Very interesting and beautiful shot. Thanks for making it known to us.

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