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Polished Rock

This is a semi-precious stone from the Namib Desert, cut in half and polished. I can not remember exactly what type of stone but I do remember that it contains a lot of copper oxidising.

Polished Rock

This is a semi-precious stone from the Namib Desert, cut in half and polished. I can not remember exactly what type of stone but I do remember that it contains a lot of copper oxidising.

comments (8)

Wow! That is a fantastic specimen, and well photographed. I've spent many happy hours browsing through rock shops, but I've never seen anything quite like this one.
Louis: This one come from the Namib desert - that I can remember - so I believe you wouldn't see it too much in other part of the world. Thanks for the comment.
Hi Louis! An amazing image. Textures, colors, reflections and brightness. I like much!
Louis: We will rock you! Thanks for the comment José-Angel
This is a precious shot Louis.
Louis: Semi-precious smile Thanks for the comment Fehinti
Very nice idea - Some stones are very wonderful to shot with appropriate lights - Did you offer a ring to your wife ?
Louis: No, I forgot to offer yet another ring smile
Beautiful shot and rock!
Louis: I just wish I could remember the name of the type of rock. It is beautiful indeed, thank you Josie.
I wish I could help you here, but I would need the specimen itself, my hammer... and some spit...! I like it, too. You could take pictures for geological magazines.
Louis: It is cut and polished - you still need the spit? smile Maybe I can take the picture, but I don't know which stones to picture and what they are.
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 01:36
Beautiful. I keep meaning to photograph my collection of rocks and semi precious stones - all from Namibia.
Louis: Thanks DEBB. There are some special semi-precious stones in Namibia
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Apr 2011, 23:57
It looks like Pietersite - discovered by a man called Sid Pieters in 1962.
Louis: You are probably right, DEBB. I do remember there was a local connection - why I took a picture. This is part of the permanent exhibition in the geological museum in Swakopmund.

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