Celebrities Houses – how they look amazing

Celebrities Houses Fossilised Coral Jar with Moroccan Rug

Lots of celebrities houses share the secret that they love to treat themselves to a chunk of rock!!  Honestly!  Not the pink minty kind from the seaside but big fossils and crystals!  Up to now, you may have thought rocks were for Nerds, Healy Feelies and small boys?  Well, think again.   Want to know how […]

Where can I see Dinosaurs?

where can I see Dinosaurs

Where can I see dinosaurs? There comes a time in life – sooner or later – where we all get wowed by a rock!  In reponse to my question – where can I see dinosaurs? I was taken to Thermopolis in Utah, USA.  The first time I saw a dinosaur being excavated I suddenly realised […]

Charles Darwin and other great reads..

Charles Darwin

 Of Charles Darwin: ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’, by Richard Keynes If you fancy a fascinating read, try  ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’.  It is  an account of Charles Darwin ’s travels on ‘The Beagle’.   It is by his great grandson, Richard Keynes.   Here are a few bits that made us chuckle… “I am quite charmed with Geology […]

How Crystals get their Color?

How do crystals get their colour?

How Crystals get their Color? Certain minerals are usually certain colours.  For instance Quartz is clear and colourless Pyrite is a golden yellow and emeralds are green.  But colour is not always a good indicator of a mineral’s identity. For example, Calcite can be a wide variety of colours.  Green, blue, yellow, red and colourless.  […]