There's fire in them thar hills...

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There's fire in them thar hills...

Post by crocoite »

How do you like my burned bush landscape?

Well, actually, it's calcite crystals from a quarry in Bundoora, Victoria, Australia. Crystals are up to 7mm long. They do look a lot like eucalypts burned in the really bad 1967 bushfires in Tasmania. Speaking of which, pic 2 is a shot (by one of my work colleagues) of the bushfire last Thursday on the eastern side of the Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania. My daughter's place is close to the edge and I spent all afternoon at her back fence keeping a watch on it.
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Post by beetleman »

WOW, that fire is really close to the population center :smt103 Looks like the wind was blowing in the right direction. Scary!! Your Calcite photo is hot also. If you place little people with spacesuits on in the picture, it would look like another planet :wink: I have a picture from a magazine at work showing a person standing next to 30 foot crystals of calcite or selenite in a mine in Mexico. It stated that they were so deep in the mine and so hot that you could only stay there for 15 minutes. Found a link on the net; ... p?idioma=2
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Post by Cyclops »

Scary times!
Neat pics of those crystals, they do look like miniature dead trees!
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Post by MacroLuv »

Those crystals looks organic. :shock: And never saw a really big big fire like this. :shock:
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