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Archive for October 20th, 2019

I saw the word ‘Yooperlites‘ on BoingBoing, along with a name that reminded me of Finland. Suspecting a silly story, my first reaction was to skip the post… Luckily for me, I did not do that. The image accompanying the post made it clear that the subject was not silly, but a thing of beauty.

If, like me, you don’t know what a Yooperlite is, you have to watch the story:

(Click on the image to see the video report of this discovery)

I will admit to being jealous of Erik Rintamaki, for having the luck to just walk on the beach and discover a type of rock that is not just beautiful to look at, but also completely new – at least in the state of Michigan. Yooperlite is a syenite rocks that is rich in fluorescent sodalite; I wonder if something like it could be found here in Europe.

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