Fractals in Nature

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Mandelbrot said Fractals are the fingerprints of God. A fractal is a self-similar repeating pattern whether viewed from distance or close up. So the ‘part’ is almost identical to the ‘whole’.

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Rhodochrosite with Plumes Agate

Rhodochrosite cab, with plumes! Silverhawk's designer gemstones.

Silverhawk's gemstones. howardite, rain forest, pietersite, Montana agate, Tahoma jasper, charoite, opal, turquoise, laguna, carnelian, psilomelane, Owyhee, botswana, condor, Dryhead, ocean jasper, Biggs jasper, pietersite, lapis lazuli

Ocean jasper - This is a very calming stone, good for those who suffer from anxiety or excessive stress.

Gemstones. Silverhawk's Designer gemstones. Jewelry information, artist gallery and websites

Silverhawk's gemstones, lazulite, deschutes, ocean jasper, bruneau jasper, jelly bean jasper, shattuckite, pilbara jasper, agua nueva agate, butterfly wing jasper, forest fire plume jasper, pilbara jasper, regency rose plume agate, black opal, australian lace, opalite, covelite

The Art of Rock Folding by Ern Mainka--Geological rock folding in sedimentary layers on beach coastline, Croajingalong National Park, Victoria, Australia. Approx 5×3 foot section shown.

Ern Mainka

Landscape, Nature, Weather, Atmospheric photography and manipulated imagery. / Film camera formats used are 35mm, 6×6cm, 6×9cm, 6×12cm and 6×17cm Panorama. Digital cameras –…

Rocks at Sacred Cove, Palos Verdes, California

Rocks at Sacred cove

Explore tedgore's photos on Flickr. tedgore has uploaded 440 photos to Flickr.

Chinese lantern seed pod, decomposing.

Chinese Lantern Seed Pod

This is in a decomposing stage. - Baldwin, NY - February 4, 2012

Kyanite: an excellent stone for meditation with supreme energy amplifying properties; it enhances psychic ability and one’s connection with nature; never needing cleansing, it does not hold negativity.

Kyanite: an excellent stone for meditation with supreme energy amplifying properties; it enhances psychic ability and one’s connection with nature; never needing cleansing, it does not hold negativity.

Erythrite from Morocco

Erythrite from Morocco

The Pearly Nautilus by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.  A manual of the Mollusca :.London :Virtue & Co.,1868. biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32571360 #specimen

Scientific Illustration

The Pearly Nautilus by BioDivLibrary on Flickr. A manual of the Mollusca :. London :Virtue & Co.,1868.. biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32571360

By slicing rocks very thin and using special filters, geologists can turn a drab-looking rock sample into a slice of color. These photographs zoom in on tiny sections of rock just a few millimeters across. The images can tell geologists about the formation and composition of a rock, or, as Italian geoscientist Bernardo Cesare discovered, they can provide a palette for artistic beauty.

Gallery: Hidden Rainbows in Ordinary Rocks

Ordinary rocks reveal jewel-like colors in the right kind of light.

A natural moravian star -- I'd love to hang this on my Christmas tree!

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A natural moravian star -- I'd love to hang this on my Christmas tree!