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Larsonite - The prettiest thing to come out of a 14 million year old bog?

Fossils and Minerals

Larsonite - The prettiest thing to come out of a 14 million year old bog?

Today, we’re talking about a distinct type of petrified bog wood that goes by many names. It is only found near McDermitt Nevada and was first mined by Gary McIntosh and Ray Larson - so you can call it McDermitt Jasper, or Gary Green Jasper, or Larsonite.  I usually call it  Larsonite because it sounds the most sciencey, and that’s just the kind of nerd I am. Sorry Gary. A painterly close up of Larsonite from fossilera.com. Those colors! That pattern! This polyonymous (new word I just learned!) stone is known and loved for its attractive shades of blue and...

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