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Rocks and Fossils

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It is strongly recommended to the student of this book that he obtain specimens of rock, not labelled, and study their features with a view to naming them. The Table for Identification of Rocks will help in naming them. It may here be mentioned that the identification of rocks presents peculiar difficulties. Rocks are not ... Read more

mysterious fairy crosses came to be. Even scientists cannot agree on their origin. One theory estimates tha

Fairy Stone State Park is home to the mysterious cross-shaped fairy stones. For generations people have held these Fairy stone crosses in superstitious awe, firm in the belief that they protect the wearer from witchcraft, sickness, accidents, and disaster. The stones are most commonly…

Beach pebbles drilled by piddocks, a bivalve that bores into rock

Have you ever found a pebble on the sea shore with a perfect hole drilled in it? Do you know how it was made? The answer might surprise you!

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A recent Neanderthal study in the journal Science mixed detailed archaeological finds with stories about human origins. As is typical, the report’s age assignments for fossils fit evolutionary time instead of the Bible’s much shorter timeline of thousands of years. Its age-dating exercises reveal more about what these scientists believe than what the rocks and fossils actually show.
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🌼🌼🌼💜🌼🌼🌼💜🌼🌼🌼💜🌼 Quartz is a chemical compound consisting of one part silicon and two parts oxygen. It is silicon dioxide (SiO2). It is the most abundant mineral found at Earth's surface, and its unique properties make it one of the most useful natural substances. Rock crystal quartz: Transparent "rock crystal" quartz.