Back from another mineral-hunting adventure. This time the objective was quartz crystal.
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Inside a "crystal cave". No, not a vug. Manmade, this claustrophobia-inducing tunnel was dug beneath the stump of an old logged tree. The whole area is a slump zone, and the roots catch crystals as the dirt migrates down the slope. Look closely and you might spot a crystal embedded in the ceiling.
Pulling out a perfect point:
Many come out rust-stained, though the color is only surficial and a day's soak in Iron-Out cleans them right up.
Some of the nicer members of the haul, including a light purple amethyst:
Since it's the bright season, I hadn't bothered to check the meteor detections in a few weeks, but there were a few detections, mostly by our southernmost camera at 58N. Here's one against a backdrop of noctilucent clouds that appeared 2019-06-28 01:14 local time (close to geographic midnight). It's a fairly faint meteor, so it's hard to see in the video unless full screen in HD.