Monday, April 4, 2011

Xenolith – A Rock Hound’s Journey – Z to A Blogging Challenge

A fragment of rock imbedded in another rock.

Geology is one of my first loves. I am a rock hound. In northwest Missouri, an amateur can find such fossils as clams, crinoids (sea lilies), petrified wood, and shark teeth.
 I call this my dinosaur egg. More likely, it is a Native American artifact.

My example of petrified poop isn't as photogenic as the 'egg'. But that is another story.

Any fellow Rock Hounds or budding Indiana Jones out there?


  1. Cool one! Well, I actually used to collect rocks as a kid. And I even had a tumbler that cleaned and polished them. Not sure when I lost that interest ... maybe when traditional rocks were replaced by guys with rock hard abs. HEH.

  2. Err...I did GCSE geology and emm...I turned up to the practical exam a little drunk. Long story. But I do live at the start of the Jurassic Coast. Does that count?

    Ellie Garratt

  3. I took a geology class in college and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I love nature.

  4. Always facinated and in awe of things that have survived so many centuries.

  5. I collected shiny rocks but I'm not sure that counts... more of a magpie than a rock hound. I have little glass bowls fill of amethyst and quartz crystals and fluorite

  6. How clever! Did I get it right, are you blogging backwards? One thing I don't know anything about and that is rocks. Oh, I stand corrected, I know that diamonds are a girls best friend.

    Gregg Metcalf
    Colossians 1:28-29

    Gospel-driven Disciples

  7. My husband used to spend his summers with his grandparents in New Bloomfield, not far from where you are. We have stacks and stacks of fossils at our house.

    We lived in southern Utah for a short while and have a big collection from there.
    Fun stuff.

  8. Petrified wood in Missouri?! I couldn't believe it. But I've picked up backbones, horse teeth (maybe), and a friend found mastodon jaw teeth.

    Who would have thunk it?


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