Crinoid fossils. Rock containing crinoid (or sea lily) fossils. These are Scyphocrinus elegans crinoids from the Silurian/Devonian period (about 440-360 million years ago). Crinoids are marine echinoderms that appear as early as the Ordovician period (500 million years ago). These crinoids have stalks by which they would attach themselves to the seabed, capturing food with feathery arms that formed a cup (seen at lower right and upper centre). Thousands of extinct crinoid species have been…
One of my first blog posts! A banana boost smoothie! Still made regularly and still a great start to your day. The health benefits are numerous. A quick and easy way to get essential vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients.
Dubai--Milenyum Mining has discovered and faceted the largest known csarite in the world, a 121.65-carat pear-shaped stone that it expects to retail for close to $1 million. The gemstone was cut recently from an approximately 430-gram (2,150-carat) piece of rough found in the world’s only known csarite mine, located in the Anatolian mountains of Turkey.
Natural Blue diamonds are so rare. This blue diamond is enhanced and treated. The treatment can only work with a small minority of diamonds, and involves irradiating them causing the colour change, usually followed by heat treatment to stabilise the colour.