Rocks from northcentral New Mexico (1 Viewer)

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Linda

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Some of my interesting exploits have begun with me looking down, and boy did I hit the mother lode this time. We were near Ghost Ranch (Georgia O'Keefe) and stopped to take pictures of some amazing cliffs. I looked down and saw all these spectacular rocks. They were sparkling in the sunlight. Then I looked around and saw that all the ground was sparkling. There is a lot of quartz and flourite in this area, so I guess that might be the source.

Here are my pictures. It's been cloudy for days, so I have not been able to get good photos. You will have to take my word about the colors.

First is the purple and red group.
Second is the blue group.
Third is the green group.
Fourth is a close up of one of the green group. It shows how much sparkling quartz or whatever is in the rocks. All of them sparkle like this.


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Lila

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Looks like it might be pyrite flecks in the green group? That sure give sparkle! It's what sparkles in lapis lazuli, among others.

I bet they would look cool wet:cool:
Some stones look so magical sparkling in the sunlight in a creekbed, but not as impressive later. Still feel great, though:-D
 
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As we drove along, we noticed the entire landscape sparkled - it was everywhere. It was mesmerizing, but not obvious unless you were really looking.
 
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