Thursday, 19 February 2015

MOON ROCK COLLECTING

Anorthocite or white Feldspar (CaAl2Si2O8) is found in a few locations on Earth and is the main constituent of the the moon's white surface - the black craters in between revealing the black basalt core beneath.

Anorthocite, collecting on Iona, with geologist Dr John Faitthfull, curator at the Hunterian Museum Glasgow.

Anothocite outcrop

Basalt map of Scotland




Anorthocite/Basalt/Anorthocite

Anorthocite chips

White marble and Anorthocite



Anorthocite cheese cake with strawberry anemone

Black basalt


The Anorthocite is collected near the Iona Marble Quarry on the south of the Island.

Anorthocite chips


Lump of Anorthocite

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