Friday, July 25, 2014
oldsmokeys:

"Airstream Trailer: Home on the Range" by Eric Curry.

oldsmokeys:

"Airstream Trailer: Home on the Range" by Eric Curry.

mineralogue:

Antlerite is a green copper sulphate mineral, with the chemical formula Cu3(SO4)(OH)4. Its colour ranges in shade from light green to emerald green to black, and is translucent with a pale green streak. It has a hardness of 3-3.5. Antlerite occurs in weathered zones of carbonate-poor copper deposits in arid areas. It was originally thought to be fairly rare, but was discovered to be the main ore at the Chuquicamata mine in Chile and Antler mine in Arizona, USA, the latter of which lends the mineral its name. Antlerite is soluble in dilute sulphuric acid; however it can be distinguished from similarly coloured malachite because it does not dissolve in hydrochloric acid (malachite does). It may also be confused with brochantite, with which it is closely related. However, antlerite is less common.
Sources:
Wikipedia | Mindat 
Image: Antlerite from Ingadanais Mines, Castelo Branco, Portugal, by Leon Hupperichs, via Wikimedia Commons. Picture width: 3mm.

mineralogue:

Antlerite is a green copper sulphate mineral, with the chemical formula Cu3(SO4)(OH)4. Its colour ranges in shade from light green to emerald green to black, and is translucent with a pale green streak. It has a hardness of 3-3.5. Antlerite occurs in weathered zones of carbonate-poor copper deposits in arid areas. It was originally thought to be fairly rare, but was discovered to be the main ore at the Chuquicamata mine in Chile and Antler mine in Arizona, USA, the latter of which lends the mineral its name. Antlerite is soluble in dilute sulphuric acid; however it can be distinguished from similarly coloured malachite because it does not dissolve in hydrochloric acid (malachite does). It may also be confused with brochantite, with which it is closely related. However, antlerite is less common.

Sources:

Wikipedia | Mindat 

Image: Antlerite from Ingadanais Mines, Castelo Branco, Portugal, by Leon Hupperichs, via Wikimedia Commons. Picture width: 3mm.

mothernaturenetwork:

What was the purpose of these giant, concrete arrows?
Dotting the American landscape — from San Francisco to New York — are a series of 70-foot concrete arrows.

onceuponatown:

New York. The RMS Lusitania and  RMS Mauretania cross the atlantic in an astonishing 4 days, 1907.1908. 

Well, more like 4.5 days if you want to quibble, though the Mauritania did hold the Blue Ribband for nearly 20 years.

jtotheizzoe:

generalelectric:

Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

Can you imagine showing this to a farmer who was alive and planting just 50 years ago? They’d think we were space aliens.

i thought this was quite an interesting photo


nihongogahanasenai:

[Japanese Women Cloaked in American and Japanese Flags]
(1900)
From:
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/190041755?rpp=20&pg=1&ft=Japanese&pos=2

i thought this was quite an interesting photo

nihongogahanasenai:

[Japanese Women Cloaked in American and Japanese Flags]

(1900)

From:

http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/190041755?rpp=20&pg=1&ft=Japanese&pos=2

Thursday, July 24, 2014
thekimonogallery:

René Burri, Zen monk meditation. Japan, Kyoto, 1961. Magnum Photos

thekimonogallery:

René Burri, Zen monk meditation. Japan, Kyoto, 1961. Magnum Photos

I really enjoy the classic wooden boats

I really enjoy the classic wooden boats

(Source: dolce-vita-lifestyle)

moth-friends:

Actias maenas

midcenturymodernfreak:

Liberace wowing fans at the 1964 New York World Fair - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

Liberace wowing fans at the 1964 New York World Fair - Via

carsontheroad:

Ford 1932selected by CarsOnTheRoad

carsontheroad:

Ford 1932
selected by CarsOnTheRoad

petrified wood 

piavalesca:

petrified.

yay for a new laptop and data recovery.
oh boy, it feels so good to be able to dive into our imagery again…

mypubliclands:

Throwback Thursday
The BLM-managed Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains more than 6000 recorded archaeological sites so far, and up to 100 per square mile in some places. The Anasazi Heritage Center, the monument headquarters, is Southwest Colorado’s premier archaeological museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and other Native cultures of the Four Corners region.
This Throwback Thursday, we bring you a photo of a Kiva within a Kiva. Excavations at Lowry Pueblo (1930-34) revealed an early, decorated kiva had been intentionally filled in. Several years later a new kiva was built above the older, filled-in one. Murals from both eras are visible left of the ladder— one near the top, the other near the bottom of the excavation. From the Field Museum’s Paul S. Martin Collection.
Learn more about the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, and the Anasazi Heritage Center.  And see new featured historical pieces almost daily on the BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Anasazi Heritage Center Facebook page.

mypubliclands:

Throwback Thursday

The BLM-managed Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains more than 6000 recorded archaeological sites so far, and up to 100 per square mile in some places. The Anasazi Heritage Center, the monument headquarters, is Southwest Colorado’s premier archaeological museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and other Native cultures of the Four Corners region.

This Throwback Thursday, we bring you a photo of a Kiva within a Kiva. Excavations at Lowry Pueblo (1930-34) revealed an early, decorated kiva had been intentionally filled in. Several years later a new kiva was built above the older, filled-in one. Murals from both eras are visible left of the ladder— one near the top, the other near the bottom of the excavation. From the Field Museum’s Paul S. Martin Collection.

Learn more about the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, and the Anasazi Heritage Center.  And see new featured historical pieces almost daily on the BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Anasazi Heritage Center Facebook page.