Topic: geology et al
Where were we? Discussing Minnesota geology, I believe.
Speaking of rocks, did you see that closeup that Japan's scientists have taken of the closest asteroid? It's the one that has the greatest chance of hitting the earth. Surprisingly, it looks quite a bit like a ....well, a rock. Wouldn't I love to snag a chunk for my collection!
I am a lifelong resident of Minnesota but I have never visited the North Shore nor the prairies of southwestern Minnesota. I am reading about the North Shore and it's geological peculiarities including magma flows along Lake Superior, massive outcroppings of feldspar (resistant to erosion) growing out of the darker diabase. Also the rugged terrain, gorges and valleys left over from pre-glacial times. I think I shall have to visit that area.
Also I've never attended the Moose Lake rock show, which is July 14-15 this year.
I wrote 700 words out of a targeted 3500 of a short story about the MGM Grande Hotel. Quite a struggle for someone who has never visited Las Vegas. Somehow, I am more interested in the Mojave Desert than the bright lights, although I love neon art objects.
Hoffs Rock Shop