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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

ABC Wednesday - Y


ABC Wednesday, the brainchild of Denise Nesbitt, has reached the letter Y - just one more letter to go!

A search of my treasures has yielded three samples today.

First, Yellow Libyan Desert Glass. This was probably created by a meteorite strike, melting the sand to form glass. (Link here.)

Second, Yellow Serpentine. Serpentine is normally greenish in colour, but (obviously!) also has a yellow form.

My last offering is Yellow Jasper. Jasper comes in several colours and attractive patterning.

I think yellow will be a popular word this week!
To see what others have found, or to join in the fun, visit the Anthology Site or the Linky page.
Have fun!

26 comments:

raf said...

All three interesting, Dragonstar, but the origin of the Libyan glass intrigues because of its questionable origins.
Quite a nice collection you have going!

Aileni said...

The first example looks good enough to eat.

Miss_Yves said...

An unusual colour for jaspe and serpentine, indeed... Brilliant photographs with this brilliant colour!

BABOOSHKA said...

Dunbfounded by your knowledge and finds again. I would have thought Y was quite a taxing one, and your go and show 3. Impressive.

RuneE said...

Yellow is indeed common, but this was a from a different and interesting angle.

I wish I knew more geology.

richies said...

Yes, yellow is popular. My post was yellow also.

An Arkie's Musings

Rose said...

I didn't realize there were that many gems that were yellow--lovely choices!

Siani said...

I've never heard of that pretty Libyan stuff before - thanks for the info about its origin. I have some brown jasper somewhere - but after seeing your pic, I think I prefer the yellow form.

Daryl said...

Meri, you have the most amazing stone collection and each one is lovely to look at and interesting to learn about.

Mamapippa said...

Because I'm a native Dutch speaking Belgian, it was a little bit difficult this week for finding inspiration. I had to take the dictionary for some help ...
But that the best way to learn an other language !
Greetings !

photowannabe said...

That's what I love about blogging. I learn so much. Perfect choices for the letter Y.

Mirage said...

Those treasures of yours are wonderful!

Granny Smith said...

I wish my father were still alive to enjoy your series on unusual and/or beautiful mineral specimens. Your dragons seem to be multiplying!

James Higham said...

As long as yellow isn't jaundiced. :)

CherryPie said...

I love the yellow glow on the last one :-)

starnitesky said...

I am impressed with your contribution today, these gems are beautiful!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! I have so much enjoyed your collection!
Dxxxxxxx

ChrissyM said...

Very interesting post. Very unusual colors. Thank you for sharing.

Anne-Berit said...

That was very interesting.Great Y-post.

Jonna said...

Very nice choices.

Tash said...

Wonderful yellow rocks. Nice to see so many different kinds I have not seen any like these before.

Liz said...

I especially like the glass. More examples of what an amazing world we live in.

kRiZ cPEc said...

beautiful stones! Thanks for sharing!

VP said...

Wow Dragonstar, I'd only seen the green form of Serpentine. I even have a specimen of it in my study. I've learned something today, thanks!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

The desert glass is beautiful.

YTSL said...

Would you believe that that stone in the last photo looks like a mango to me? ;b