Showing posts from February 22, 2009

My Favourite Photo

Fresh from my first contract as an exploration geologist, the first thing I did was buy a decent camera. With the assistance of the self-timer feature, I snapped some pictures of my father and myself (at 19 years old).

Absolutely my favourite photo, I found it recently after a basement build project wrapped up. Happy to find it, I placed it in my wallet, which explains the distinct creases.

One day the negative will turn up and I'll be able to scan it and produce a nice image to hang on my wall. Dear Father

No Boyfriend Yet

Okay, so the experiment of February 14th (see blog post here), is a dismal failure.
Here is the evidence. This chap had a week or more to grow into my White Knight. I see no change. Do you?? Not surprised........ He received all the room temperature water he could use. I put the TV remote right beside him. Danced around seductively to John Legend tunes. Didn't natter at him or ask him to perform any chores. Hmmf!!! So what gives? I'm going to say it is my home town. Namely the water. Thus it would appear it's time for me to move!

The Tucson Gem Show and Bisbee too!

South of Tombstone Arizona and on the way to Bisbee, Arizona we spotted this ridge. The well bedded rocks seem to be truncated to the right by what might be an intrusion.
this is the Phelps Dodge mine in Bisbee. It closed in 1975. Over the years it produced 3 million ounces of gold and more than 8 billion pounds of copper. That's snow there. Plus the red pools are clearly metalliferous waters.

This fossil shark jaw is simply huge. If a six foot plus person stood in front their head would be centred in the jaws. There are four rows of serrated teeth in some places in this jaw.

We enjoyed viewing many exquisite fossils. There are also many art pieces (throughout other venues) that are not real, so a person has to be careful and know what they are getting into. of course, many are still very beautiful and can fetch a high price.

This trilobite is a very early life form that crawled along the sea bottom about 600-500 million years ago.