Sandstone concretions at the National Museum of Natural History This is a fine example of sandstone concretions where small grains of sand get cemented together usually around some sort of nucleus, sometimes a fossil, sometimes just another rock. This specimen is exceptional and is on display in the same room at the National Museum of Natural History as the Hope Diamond!
A Day at the Beach. We (Nana & Grandad) had a wonderful Autumn day at the beach. Visiting Moeraki and Shag point. Yellow eyed penguins, New Zealand fur seals and spectacular views are not the only visitor attraction at Shag Point. Shag Points most recent history relates to coal mining. It is the first place in New Zealand where coal was used for commercial purposes. Mine shafts ran kilometres out under the seabed. Mining ceased in 1974 The Moeraki Boulders are a number of huge spherical stones, found strewn along a stretch of Koekohe Beach near Moeraki, a small settlement just south of Hampden on New Zealand's Otago coast. These boulders are grey-coloured septarian concretions which have been exposed through shoreline erosion from black mudstone coastal cliffs that back the beach. They originally formed in ancient sea floor sediments during the early Paleocene some 60 million years ago. The boulders weigh several tonnes and are up to three metres in diametre. This coast line is only just over and hour from where we live.
How do I...search for citation references? Citation Reference Searching Have you ever found an article, and would like to know what other scholars have used it in their research? Cited Reference searching allows you to find other articles that have listed a specific article in their references. This means the author has used it as a foundation for the research they are presenting in that article. There are two databases available through the University of Washington Libraries that will allow you to search citation indexes, including Web of Science, and Academic Search Complete. Let's take a look at citation reference searching using Web of Science. To access Web of Science, start at the UW Libraries homepage at www.lib.washington.edu and select Articles & Research Databases from the Find It box. Then select Web of Science from the yellow box on the right labeled Starting Points For Most Subjects. Remember, if you are off-campus log in to the proxy server before selecting the Web of Science link. Let's say you found an article about a Martian ***ogue of geologic iron concretions by author Margie Chan that was published in the journal Nature in 2004. To find out who else has cited this paper in their research, select Cited Reference Searching and enter author, journal and year. You can enter in only one or two of those options, but you will get more exact results if you enter in as much information as you know. I am going to search for Chan, M* (this searches for all people named Chan who have a first name ...
Karma-Burna - Concretions unfinished.
Centralia Dogs and Whaleback Mine Centralia and Whaleback mine, anticline, syncline, normal fault, centralia dogs, concretions.
aircannon - Vortex Blastair blaster at 45 psi Vortex Blastair is a aircannon system which is a cost-effective Airblaster solution for removing material build up occuring in silos, hoppers, kilns preheater, cyclones, kilns and other industrial machinery. Vortex Blastair aircannons are available for use in the most demanding high and low temperature applications and environments in the cement, steel, power stations, chemical, incinerators, fertilizer, and any other industries with powdery and granular storage.
Septarian Crystal Ball SPH066 Septarian Crystal Ball - 10cm: Eye-catching and beautifully formed, this septarian crystal ball is an excellent choice. This septarian sphere contains relatively large amounts of aragonite, with its concretions clustered at one side of the sphere. There is a good and attractive contrast between the pale aragonite and the dark brown calcite. Crystal Ball from
Red Hills Stream This is a stream in the north Monroe County (Alabama) Red Hills. This tributary to Beaver Creek has cut a 30-foot sheer bank into the Eocene-age Tallahatta/Hatchetigbee sedimentary deposits exposing large rounded concretions. Some are still protruding from the bank, and others are in the stream bed. The vertical bank supports a diversity of ferns, liverworts, mosses, and both local species of Hydrangea. Here are three still images and a little video of this gorgeous spot.
Non-Believers & Rejectors As an outspoken atheist I am subjected to an inordinate amount of nonsensical loaded questions with fallacious premises. My beliefs regarding God are also constantly the focus of very strange and unfounded assumptions, often the result of simple ignorance but also quite frequently the result malicious distortions made utterly knowingly by those in positions of authority purportedly derived from the divine. To address all such loaded questions and bizarre assumptions in a single video would be a task too great for any one atheist, even with my "old school" director's account, which enables me to post videos exceeding ten minutes in length. However, there are two recurring bits of abominable miscomprehension that are in dire need of addressing. The first is the misnomer of "non-believer" that we atheists all-too-often hear and all-too-often accept. I daresay many of us wear it as something of a badge of honor, but the term contains within it a tacit admission of a theocentric world. Atheists, like all other people, believe and disbelieve in a great number of things. I personally believe in concepts freedom and truth and beauty and all that jazz. I also believe in concretions like the blueness of the sky or the texture of a stucco ceiling. I disbelieve in concepts like fascism and religion and two wrongs make a right. I disbelieve in purported concretions like Santa Claus and Goblins. I disbelieve in God both as a concept and a purported concretion. So, I am both a believer ...
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Alien caught "We had that to cut two on handles to the nose. It did not have nostrils. Leonov freed the device of the eyes. Bio liquid Concretions of blood or blew up and congealed the mouth, nose, eyes and some parts of the body. Some parts of the body were in good conditions and not very common, (hair) and the skin were protected by a transparent fine layer. With we said for the mission control, the conditions of the body seemed not vivain and not deceased. We did not have nothing of medical equipment, much less to experience, but I and Leonov made a test, we fix our bio equipment in the EBE, and telemetrichly the aids received for the surgeon (doctors of the control mission) were positive". William Rutledge, astronaut of the Apollo 20 secret mission.
DSC_0033.AVI Spirit Stone, Concretions arranged by sculptor B. Sullivan.
Ken and Margaret Richmond's Opal Search, Perth, Fremantle Western Australia 2007 PART 1 OF 2 The mineraloid opal is amorphous SiO2·nH2O; hydrated silicon dioxide, the water content sometimes being as high as 20% but is usually between three and ten percent. Opal ranges from colorless through white, milky blue, gray, red, yellow, green, brown and black. Common opal is truly amorphous, but precious opal does have a structural element. The word opal comes from the Sanskrit upala, the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, meaning "precious stone."  Sources of opal Australia produces around 97% of the worlds opal. 90% is called light opal or white and crystal opal. White makes up 60% and all the opal fields produce white opal; Crystal opal or pure hydrated silica makes up 30%; 8% is black and only 2% is boulder opal. The town of Coober Pedy in South Australia is a major source of opal. Another Australian town, Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, is the main source of black opal, opal containing a predominantly dark background (dark-gray to blue-black displaying the play of color). Boulder opal consists of concretions and fracture fillings in a dark siliceous ironstone matrix. It is found sporadically in western Queensland, from Kynuna in the north, to Yowah and Koroit in the south. Ken and Margaret Richmond
Concretions Concretions are rocks that are commonly mistaken to be fossils. Learn what they are and how they form.
Rock City (Minneapolis, Kansas) Minneapolis, KS is the place where intrepid adventurers can find Rock City, the world's largest collection of sandstone concretions. Driving along the highway in Kansas, there are billboards for Rock City. It makes sense that an interested tourist would expect something like buildings or at least huts built out of rock. Rock City is actually a collection of rocks that tourists pay $3 to see. Upon paying out the three dollars, you are given a little pamphlet that marks out the rocks and labels them. There is the crescent, lips, turtle, twin sisters, kissing rocks, bathtub, and the giant's easy chair -- among others -- and if you tilt your head the right way and squint your eyes, sometimes the rocks actually do look like that. A geologist may find this area considerably more interesting. According to the pamphlets provided by the Rock City Gift Shop, these rocks are the largest collection of giant sedimentary rock in the world. Scientists hypothesize that the rocks were created after water, which covered all of Kansas millions of years ago, receeded. The ground water then contained calcium carbonate which cemented all the rocks together Read more at Suite101: Rock City in Minneapolis, Kansas: A Geological Wonder Near Minneapolis, Kansas www.suite101.com
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Cracking open ammonite concretions Lorne and I found a new ammonite site in northern Alberta with some very cool ammonites. A totally different species than down south. Some of them have really good color too! Lorne breaks open some of the concretions to show the treasures inside. Then the sneaky dog pulls a surprise out of his pocket.
Kidney stone (Part 1) Kidney stones result from stones in the ureter. The stones are solid concretions formed in the kidneys from dissolved urinary minerals. Urination made diffucult and painful. The video showed 'ureteroscopy' procedure to remove stimes causing the blockade.
CFCFFL Rome on Tour - Ancona, Italia CFCFFL Rome Chapter conducts a pilgrimage/fellowship in Ancona, specifically in the Shrine of Loreto,a place where Mother Mary's earthly home at Nazareth is preserved; and Le Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi Caves), one of the most spectacular Karst complexes in the world, made of breath-taking scenery, rich in extraordinary concretions, where the silence is broken only by the dripping of the drops of water that bring the constantly changing complex to life.
Bouldering at Rock City, Kansas On our drive from Colorado to Lawrence, Kansas for Thanksgiving, we stopped by on the way there and back to stretch the legs and climb in one of the state's few climbing areas with about 12 boulders and 40 problems from V0-V3. Put together with a simple point-and-shoot and only Windows Movie Maker. Enjoy!
Cálculo en el Riñón - Kidney Lithiasis Enviado por " CONSULTORIO MÉDICO JAVIER FLORES BUISSON " MÁNCORA- PERÚ... URL: consultoriomedicofloresmancora.es.tl ... Un cálculo renal, litiasis renal o piedra en el riñón es un trozo de material sólido que se forma dentro del riñón a partir de sustancias que están en la orina. La piedra se puede quedar en el riñón o puede desprenderse e ir bajando a través del tracto urinario. La intensidad de la sintomatología (dolor) está generalmente relacionada con el tamaño del cálculo. En ocasiones se produce su expulsión casi sin sintomatología. Los cálculos pueden quedarse trabados en uno de los uréteres, en la vejiga, o en la uretra, produciendo la sintomatología de dolor (cólico nefrítico), disuria (dificultad al orinar), o signos como hematuria (presencia de sangre en la orina). Kidney stones (ureterolithiasis) result from stones or renal calculi (from Latin ren, renes, "kidney" and calculi, "pebbles") in the ureter. The stones are solid concretions or calculi (crystal aggregations) formed in the kidneys from dissolved urinary minerals. Nephrolithiasis (from Greek νεφρός (nephros, "kidney") and λιθoς (lithos, "stone")) refers to the condition of having kidney stones. Urolithiasis refers to the condition of having calculi in the urinary tract (which also includes the kidneys), which may form or pass into the urinary bladder. Ureterolithiasis is the condition of having a calculus in the ureter, the tube connecting the kidneys and the bladder. The term bladder stones usually ...
Prostate - Prostatic Concretions
Rock City near Minneapolis, Kansas "The rocks at Rock City are huge sandstone concretions. In an area about the size of two football fields, 200 rocks--some as large as houses--dot the landscape. There is no other place in the world where there are so many concretions of such giant size." -from www.washburn.edu
CAVE ROCK FORMATION FOUND IN ETHIOPIA NAMED 'THE GURSUM PEARL' Ethiopia's newly found Marvel Cave located Just East of Harar in Mt. Kundudo. Named 'THE GURSUM PEARL' at a meet of the local Gursum Action Group, explored on February 13-14 2009, April 4th 2010. Ethiopia's first cave, with a huge number of rock formations. An active spring. Rare concretions make it one of Africa's three best speleological finds. According to the five experts first in, definitely amongst the best they visited in the world.
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Searching for Concretions: Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway Paleontologist Kirk Johnson and artist Ray Troll find fossils of marine animals inside concretions along the Olympic coast in Washington State. Johnson and Troll have teamed up with Seattle's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to co-curate the exhibition "Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway," on view from Dec. 19, 2009 to May 31, 2010.
Fossils hunting II- Extracting ammonites Fossils Hunting in Germany
Moqui Marbles San Diego California Moki Balls, Moqui Marbles, iron concretions.
DrJerryK Rebuttal Part 3 Debunking the third and final part of Dr Jerry's hilarious romp through creationism and evolution. His original video can be found here: Pollen "found" in Hakatai Shale: www.asa3.org "Man-made" metal balls: "No Intermediary Species!"
Chicago: Ice and Sand Slideshow of photos of ice concretions, sand boulders and seagulls along Chicago's lakefront
Down the old cave to the new passage The movie, authored by Primož Jakopin, with the music by Erik Satie, shows a walk from the entrance of Mačkovica cave (near the village Laze, Slovenia) to the recently opened passage below the Little Hall and back. Ice concretions in the entrance are depicted, and the new passage is illuminated from above. The movie was shot on February 8, 2010.
Snow Trail to the Ice of Skednena jama Cave The short movie by Primož Jakopin and with music by Keita Miyahara is about a walk from the road Laze - Logatec, Slovenia, to Skednena jama cave, on a snowy winter day, February 14, 2010. The ice concretions in the northern entrance of the cave are also shown.
Moqui Marble Madness and Zebra Slot Canyon Here are some clips from roaming around between Old Sheffield Road and Hole in the Rock Road outside of Escalante, UT. Moqui marbles are iron oxide concretions that formed within the Navajo Sandstone, then as the sandstone eroded the 'marbles' were left sitting on top. Water and time have collected what must be millions of them in these basins...quite an amazing, peculiar thing to see.
fossil looking for crab concretions in washington state
Otago Peninsula & Moeraki Boulders New Zealand The Otago Peninsula is a long, rugged indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand. Volcanic in origin, it forms one wall of the collapsed crater that now forms Otago Harbour. At the entrance to the Otago Harbour the peninsula rises to Taiaroa Head, noted for a breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatrosses, the only colony of albatrosses to be found on an inhabited mainland. Most of the Otago Peninsula is freehold farming land, with increasing numbers of small holdings or lifestyle blocks. Larnach Castle is an imposing mansion on the ridge of the Otago Peninsula. The house was built between 1873 and 1887 as the residence of William Larnach, a prominent entrepreneur and politician in colonial New Zealand. It was bought by Barry and Margaret Barker in 1967. The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave cut Otago coast. Moeraki Boulders are concretions created by the cementation of the Paleocene mudstone of the Moeraki Formation, from which they have been exhumed by coastal erosion. The spherical shape of these concretions indicates that the source of calcium was mass diffusion and not fluid flow. Track Ocean Air from d'Zihan & Kamien's Freaks & Icons.
"Mushroom Rock State Park" Socks's photos around Salina, United States A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Salina, United States by TravelPod blogger Socks titled "Mushroom Rock State Park" Socks's travel blog entry: "Although Mushroom Rock State Park is the smallest state park in Kansas, it's the most interesting. The Park has Dakota sandstone concretions. There are many concretions in this Park, but some of it still remains and has been supporting three of the rocks for many years. The resulting combination of rocks have a mushroom shape. The unusual shapes caught the imaginations of the Native Americans and pioneers, some of whom have left graffiti in softer sandstone." Read and see more at: Photos from this trip: 1. "Mushroom Rock State Park" 2. "Mushroom Rock - 1" 3. "Mushroom Rock - 2" 4. "Mushroom Rock - 3" 5. "Mushroom Rock - 4" 6. "Mushroom Rock - 5" See this TripWow and more at
"Birds and boulders" Danielandmelora's photos around Moeraki, New Zealand A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Moeraki, New Zealand by TravelPod blogger Danielandmelora titled "Birds and boulders" Danielandmelora's travel blog entry: "We arrived in Christchurch and got outfitted with our campervan, which is really just a van with the back seats ripped out to make room for bedding and a few storage compartments for kitchen gear, a water jug, and our luggage. We get put with the tent-sites in holiday parks (a blessing, we think) and don't have to mess around with "grey water" disposal (yuck!), but we also aren't completely self-sufficient and don't have bells and whistles like a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Driving is basically like a car, albeit slightly higher and wider, and we like to think we guzzle less gas than our fuller-featured counterparts. Our first night we made it beyond Oamuru to a lovely holiday park, which continues to be the gold standard that nothing else quite measures up to. Rolling hills, a lazy river, and a cliff wall were our surroundings, and we were one of four vehicles there. Oamuru itself, the Whitestone city, was forgettable, but we didn't slow down enough to give it a chance as it was windy and overcast. The morning dawned no clearer, but we pushed on to Moeraki, home to a group of serpentine nodules of unusual size. These boulder-like concretions, many of which are 2m across, formed in the sea cliffs and have gradually been eroded out and slump down to the beach, where the sea erodes them down ...
Plenum (Moon/Mind/Matter) Simeon Nelson in collaboration with Rob Godman and Nick Rothwell Plenum (Moon/Mind/Matter) Simeon Nelson in collaboration with Rob Godman and Nick Rothwell British/Australian artist Simeon Nelson is known for his work in the interstices of science, metaphysics and art. For Toruń's Collegium Maximum, he conceived and developed a dynamic light projection inspired by the recent discovery of water and ice on the Moon. The piece came out of the artist's fascination with the fundamental processes of nature and is based on a series of his drawings that attempt to depict states of matter at very small scales. The projection onto the facade of the Collegium Maximum took the transformation of water from solid, to liquid and gas as its starting point. The ice in some moon craters is only 25 kelvin; when the sun hits the temperature rises dramatically transforming the ice to liquid and vapourous states. The projection cycle of Plenum (Moon/Mind/Matter) starts as a perfect grid of dots arranged in a crystalline matrix, new dots begin to appear forcing the surrounding dots apart so that after 15 minutes the entire grid is pulsating, swaying and liquefying with particles popping in and out of existence. The top layers of the grid begin to disintegrate into a gaseous state shooting off in seemingly random trajectories so that the projection runs a full sequence from a frozen state of absolute order through increasing entropy to a state of complete chaos. Plenum (Moon/Mind/Matter)questions the separateness of the points so that they are perceived as a ...
Ken and Margaret Richmond's Opal Search, Perth, Fremantle Western Australia 2007 PART 2 OF 2 The mineraloid opal is amorphous SiO2·nH2O; hydrated silicon dioxide, the water content sometimes being as high as 20% but is usually between three and ten percent. Opal ranges from colorless through white, milky blue, gray, red, yellow, green, brown and black. Common opal is truly amorphous, but precious opal does have a structural element. The word opal comes from the Sanskrit upala, the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, meaning "precious stone."  Sources of opal Australia produces around 97% of the worlds opal. 90% is called light opal or white and crystal opal. White makes up 60% and all the opal fields produce white opal; Crystal opal or pure hydrated silica makes up 30%; 8% is black and only 2% is boulder opal. The town of Coober Pedy in South Australia is a major source of opal. Another Australian town, Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, is the main source of black opal, opal containing a predominantly dark background (dark-gray to blue-black displaying the play of color). Boulder opal consists of concretions and fracture fillings in a dark siliceous ironstone matrix. It is found sporadically in western Queensland, from Kynuna in the north, to Yowah and Koroit in the south. Ken and Margaret Richmond
Stuck in Arroyo Seco del Diablo Canyon (Anza-Borrego) Here in the midst of the Carrizo Badlands within the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we find ourselves on part of an ancient alluvial fan from the ancestral Colorado River, which emptied into the Gulf of California as a delta outlet. Arroyo Seco del Diablo has cut through the hardened sandstone concretions carried downstream from afar to create the deep-sided canyon this trail follows today. The loose and fragile walls of the canyon mean that rock and sand falls are common. Flooding through these areas compounds the problem for vehicles trying to make their way through.
Toronto Gathering 2007 - Concretion Day 5 of Toronto Gathering. We were suppost to go to the beaches for a session, but the weather hella gay'D out on us so a few of us had a small tired concrete session behind the hostel. Yeah~ CONCRETION~