Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

So, I don't know what you think when you look at this photo. Do I need more Lipitor? Should I pour Draino down my sink? Is this the chicken heart that ate up New York City? Is this safe for my children to look at? Sweet dreams, Alice.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The magic of electrons

The last few weeks have been swamped with work on various sandstone core samples. Part of the fun is looking at really tiny things under a scanning electron microscope. These images are mostly of quartz cement in really old aeolian sandstones. I confess, one of the pictures shows a potassium feldspar overgrowth - can you guess which one? These pictures make neat screen savers, if you are into quartz crystals and hairy illite (or is that "fred" illite? -since Bucky is now Steve, why shouldn't hairy change his name, too?).