Monday, April 17, 2017

Something You Have Never Seen Before

Do you have any idea what you're looking at in the following photos? What you're not looking at is the work of Picasso or any other modern artist. Nor are you looking through a microscope or telescope. And while I would love to tell you that Maribel and I discovered wall art in a secret cave, that's not the case either.

Take a moment to sit back and study the photos. Be sure to click to enlarge them. If you're of a certain temperament maybe the photos will speak to you, perhaps tell you of the history of the planet or universe, or maybe even the meaning of life.

Beautiful, aren't they? What you're looking at is the surface of two stones, each no more than two inches in length. We found them on a shoreline of the Chinchipe River in the village of Zapotal in the Jaen province of Peru. We have a collection of stones from all over Peru. We pick them up and keep them because of an odd shape, unusual color or blend of colors but never have we seen stones with this kind of detail. The lines and shapes are so intricate and graceful and seem to complement each other. It's therapeutic just to look at them.

We have no idea how these stones were formed. If there is a geologist reading this we'd appreciate any insight you can give us.

1 comment:

  1. I would send copies of these photos to a school of geology and also send photos of the rocks in their entirety. I have had luck doing this with plants and your photos just might stimulate a prof to present them to students as a challenge in identification.