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Misc Pics (40 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-April-2007  18:09:20 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few interesting miscellaneous things.

First up a series titled "the things you find when mining", from Sciby: This is the crystal cave of giants found in the Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico. These are Selenite crystals (gypsum) and are the largest crystals ever discovered. They are 1000 feet down in a limestone host rock where they are mining for lead, zinc and silver. These crystals were formed by hydrothermal fluids emanating from the magma chambers below. The miners had to drill through the Naica fault, which they were worried would flood the mine, and this is what they discovered.



This next one comes with a story from a person wishing to remain anonymous! So there's this guy who works out of the repair depot in (somewhere). His name really is (something), he looks a bit like an aging Elvis. I finally persuaded him to use a computer, but he didn't have much desk space so I sold him on the idea of a thin client with a 15" flat panel LCD. Doesn't take up much room right? Well he still reckoned the keyboard was too big. The admin girl at the depot sent this to me the other day, apparently he has made some modifications to his computing environment. The depot circular saw has seen some work here. But guess what, the thing still works, he's using it as you see in the photo. Guy's a legend for sure.

And finally this pic which has been sent in by a few people this week, including my Mum, so I better post it! The caption is simply "can you guess what this is?". Solution (according to the email anyway) in the comments thread for this news post:

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