Perhaps your pet rock has a little more life than you thought.
At a Christmas party ten years ago, an idea was brewing in Robert Hazen’s mind. Hazen was a self-proclaimed “hard core” mineral physicist at the time, and like most scientists (and players of 20 Questions), he considered mineral to be a totally separate beast from animal and vegetable. But that was soon to change.
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Banded white marble and quartz augen (eyeshaped crystals) in gray argillite, Notch Peak, Millard County.
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