Front and back views of pieces from my Bronze age series.
They are, from left to right, the inside end of a buffalo bone from a buffalo jump in Montana, a ruby crystal from Tanzania, and a chip out of a server farm in Chicago. These hang low. There will be more castings to follow as well as some hammered shapes that ride higher.
Beartrap Canyon, Madison River
"Too big to take home"
Looking for malachite and chrysocolla in the
Castle District near White Sulfur Springs.
Lead, silver, copper, manganese, iron and gold, all right here.
Trees begin to grow back about 100 years later.
A juicy vein
Good enough to cut
Marble left, and limestone, right. Bedding plane fractures and fissure veins.
Amongst the folded precambrian schists, granites, and granite gneisses, some of the oldest rocks on our planet at 3,960,000,000 years (zircon dating.) If you believe in the Expanding Earth Theory, then the earth was much smaller when these solidified.
Quartz came in later on
Gneiss, schist in rough, steep country
Another "too big to take home"
Basement rock chopped, folded and intruded upon