Jul 202010
 

202 days ago I was on holiday in Morocco, sitting round a fire in a Bedouin encampment in the desert with a group of fellow travellers and we started making new year’s resolutions. I made the extremely rash promise to take a photograph of a rock every day of 2010. I’m starting to regret doing that. I’ve just reached the milestone of the second hundred days. At least I’ve past halfway and it should be down hill from here on in.

It takes about half an hour on average to do this every day. After I’ve found the specimen, photographed it, adjusted it in aperture, there is often the task of trying to find out where the sample came from so that I can geolocate the samples. I have to say that mindat has been invaluable with details not only of the minerals themselves but also a comprehensive catalogue of mines and their locations.

I then e-mail the image and a short description to my posterous blog – it is so much easier than having to do a wordpress post here. I then upload a copy to my flickr account, insert the description and tag it. Finally, I then go to google maps, try as best I can to locate the mine and then update my google map with the description, a link back to the posterous blog post and a thumbnail image from flickr. I then go back to flickr to geolocate the image there.

Here are the second one hundred images (you can find the first one hundred here).

Rock365 : 11 04 2010 : PyromorphiteRock365 : 12 04 2010 : DescloiziteRock365 : 13 04 2010 : AbsiteRock365 : 14 04 2010 : GlauconiteRock365 : 15 04 2010 : Colemanite
Rock365 : 16 04 2010 : TurquoiseRock365 : 17 04 2010 : Mylonitised LimestoneRock365 : 18 04 2010 : Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic AshRock365 : 19 04 2010 : BarytesRock365 : 20 04 2010 : Barytes
Rock365 : 22 04 2010 : CelestineRock365 : 21 04 2010 : Daisy GypsumRock365 : 23 04 2010 : Ruby and EdeniteRock365 : 24 04 2010 : Carboniferous LimestoneRock365 : 25 04 2010 : Faulting
Rock365 : 26 04 2010 : Fault Propagation FoldRock365 : 27 04 2010 : Three ChimneysRock365 : 28 04 2010 : Ridgeway ConglomerateRock365 : 29 04 2010 : IgnimbriteRock365 : 30 04 2010 : Siderite Conglomerate
Rock365 : 01 05 2010 : Cuprite and MalaciteRock365 : 02 05 2010 : Rhodonite and magnetiteRock365 : 03 05 2010 : WolframiteRock365 : 04 05 2010 : Magnetite and PyriteRock365 : 05 05 2010 : Rubellite and Lepidolite
Rock365 : 06 05 2010 : Pyrite and QuartzRock365 : 07 05 2010 : Calcite and MarcasiteRock365 : 08 05 2010 : Fluorite and CalciteRock365 : 09 05 2010 : Tourmaline and QuartzRock365 : 10 05 2010 : Barytes and Dolomite
Rock365 : 11 05 2010 : Quartz on FluoriteRock365 : 12 05 2010 : Fluorite and HeulanditeRock365 : 13 05 2010 : Sphalerite, Fluorite and CalciteRock365 : 14 05 2010 : Specular HaematiteRock365 : 15 05 2010 : Glacial Striations
Rock365 : 16 05 2010 : Glacial TillRock365 : 17 05 2010 : Pyrite on QuartzRock365 : 18 05 2010 : FluoriteRock365 : 19 05 2010 : Aragonite and SulphurRock365 : 20 05 2010 : Malacite
Rock365 : 21 05 2010 : LabradoriteRock365 : 22 05 2010 : HexagoniteRock365 : 23 05 2010 : BronziteRock365 : 24 05 2010 : EclogiteRock365 : 25 05 2010 : Eclogite
Rock365 : 26 05 2010 : EclogiteRock365 : 27 05 2010 : EclogiteRock365 : 28 05 2010 : EclogiteRock365 : 29 05 2010 : EclogiteRock365 : 30 05 2010 : Eclogite
Rock365 : 31 05 2010 : PseudotachyliteRock365 : 01 06 2010 : ProtocataclasiteRock365 : 02 06 2010 : Tectonic brecciaRock365 : 03 06 2010 : CataclasiteRock365 : 04 06 2010 : Mylonite
Rock365: 06 06 2010 : Folded MyloniteRock365 : 07 06 2010 : ProtomyloniteRock365 : 05 06 2010 : Fault in Carboniferous LimestoneRock365 : 08 06 2010 : Folded UltramyloniteRock365 : 09 06 2010 : Fuchsite bearing Mylonite
Rock365 : 10 06 2010 : ProtomyloniteRock365 11 06 2010 : Cataclased MyloniteRock365 : 12 06 2010 : Mylonitised GabbroRock365 : 13 06 2010 : Mylonitic Augen GneissRock365 : 14 06 2010 : Blastomylonite Schist
Rock365 : 15 06 2010 : Calcareous MyloniteRock365 : 16 06 2010 : Mylonite GneissRock365 : 17 06 2010 : Star Wood DolomiteRock365 : 18 06 2010 : Acid Blastomylonite SchistRock365 : 19 06 2010 : Biotite Blastomylonite Schist
Rock365 : 20 11 2010 : Blastomylonitic Psammitic GneissRock361 : 21 06 2010 : Lapilli TuffRock365 : 22 06 2010 : Lithic TuffRock365 : 23 06 2010 : Lithic TuffRock365 : 24 06 2010 : Crystal Lithic Vitric Tuff
Rock365 : 25 06 2010 : Crystal Lithic Lapilli TuffRock365 : 26 06 2010 : Andesitic crystal lithic tuffRock365 : 27 06 2010 : Crystal lithic tuffRock365 : 28 06 2010 : Crystal Lithic Lapilli TuffRock365 : 29 06 2010 : Ash Flow Tuff
Rock365 : 30 06 2010 : Welded tuffRock365 : 01 07 2010 : Native AntinomyDay 183 : 02 07 2010 : SiliconRock365 : 03 07 2010 : Silver OreRock365 : 04 07 2010 : Graphite
Rock365 : 05 07 2010 : Native CopperRock365 : 06 07 2010 : Gold MatrixRock365 : 07 07 2010 : BismuthRock365 : 08 07 2010 : MolybdeniteRock365 : 09 07 2010 : Stibnite
Rock365 : 10 07 2010 : SphaleriteRock365 : 11 07 2010 : Crinoidal LimestoneRock365 : 12 07 2010 : OrpimentRock365 : 13 07 2010 : BismuthiteRock365 : 14 07 2010 : Tetradymite
Rock365 : 15 07 2010 : OrpimentRock365 : 16 07 2010 : Pyrrhotite and HornblendeRock365 : 17 07 2010 : RealgarRock365 : 18 07 2010 : CovelliteRock365 : 19 07 2010 : Sphalerite

The current google map is shown below:

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Only 165 days to go …

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