Microscope view of the mineral Charoite which makes a beautiful abstract image. I can see a sweeping landscape on an alien planet, a view down a deep valley to the setting of a giant sun – what can you see? It’s all natural stone. This specimen is from Russia.


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  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 2 years ago

    Wow, beautiful! You could also put these into my other group, FROM THE EARTH for all rocks, jewels and gems! :O)

  • Thanks. I have joined From The Earth but I’m trying not to flood my groups with too many from my portfolio at once. I’ll be doing a new round of submissions soon and will be sure to check it out.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightabout 2 years ago

    Your work is fascinating! So many give distinct impressions of different landscapes and parts of nature. Makes you think everything truly is connected!

  • Thanks. I particularly get that feeling when a few mm of rock looks like deep space. Scale is nothing.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

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