Scanned from "Colorful Mineral Identifier." by Werner Lieber and Anthony Tennissen
I got this from book my school library after finishing testing because I wanted to look at something beautiful without having to analyze and explain.
My favorites are the last three (Jasper, Agate, and Quartz-Amethyst), but they're all laced with this sense of strange magic that reminds me of this passage from Pink Smog-
The black pavement, dark to hide the dirt, sparkled with diamond chips in the sparkling sun. Poisonous but beautiful flowers bloomed in the white, coral, magenta, and red. The sunsets in L.A were pink with smog. At night the lethal freeways became the Milky Way.
No matter how bad things get, you can always see the beauty in them. The worse things get, the more you have to make yourself see the magic in order to survive
*cries for the rest of my life*
Which ones are your favorites?