Rocks! Beautiful Quartz, Halite, Tanzanite, Sandstone, a geode and Andradite!

So I’ve seen a lot of rocks. We go rock shopping as a family on most outings (though lately we’ve been doing Caboose-related shopping). We used to buy fairy-caves at the Nut Tree on the way to the Lair of the Bear family camp. Well, the Smithsonian has a much more extensive collection for their rocks and I was most impressed.

Huge piece of purple Quartz at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Big purple Quartz at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Please Touch Sign at Natural History Museum

Please Touch Sign at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

White Halite at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

White Halite at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Huge sandstone rotating at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Five foot rotating Sandstone at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Huge Geode at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Fairy-cave (ok, ok, Geode) about 4 feet deep at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Peterson Tanzanite Broach at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Peterson Tanzanite Broach at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Black Adradite at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Black Androdite at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Inspirational Quote:

“The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.” – Abbie Hoffman

3 Comments

  1. hey,these rocks are so pretty!!!! Because I’v been there before and you should really go b/c it’s so pretty!!! and now there’s a movie about it!!!!!:P

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