The Mineral of the Day

Because I think these have a real beauty to them.

Much of human history, and the power of himans, comes from our relationship to minerals. Using stones as colors, hammers, grinders, scrapers, and eventually sophisticated flint blade technology, the paleo and neolithic cultures. Clay and ceramcs, the chalcolithic cultures. Then metals, gold, silver, copper, bronze, iron, and steel. Then the fossil carbon cultures, coal, and now oil – our root culture. And now the new silicon and rare elements technology of the digital culture.

Humans are what we are, because we have mined the earth and transformed minerals into new forms and into energy.

And, they’re beautiful, too