Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Getting My Nerd On at the Smithsonian

On our trip of a lifetime, I was thrilled to visit the Smithsonian's collection of gems and minerals.  The kids went through once and then left me for an extended time of gazing in wonderment and awe and the awesome handiwork of God!


Banded Iron Formation
Banded Iron Formation

An uncut Emerald
An uncut Emerald

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite

Malachite
Malachite

Fluorite
Fluorite

The many varieties of Garnet
The many varieties of Garnet - Oh my!

Okenite
Okenite



When I look at minerals, I am always in awe at how God knit the foundations of the earth together.  Did you know that all minerals fall into one of six crystal groups - ORDERLY groups.  No presence of chaos there!


Luke 19:40
40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

1 comment:

  1. You were in DC? How did I miss this? Why didn't we get together, even if only for a cup of coffee?

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