Friday, February 14, 2014

Keynote Speaker at the Society of Women in the Petroleum Industry Houston

What a privilege to speak at the SPWP on February 13, 2014 early in the morning with a nice breakfast consisting of French toast, bacon, coffee and orange juice. Almost 70 women of the Petroleum Industry in Houston from petroleum engineers Halliburton to owners of successful companies supplying the industry. and female NOV colleagues, one of them is the Executive VP for the SPWP. 

My presentation was about Geology Applied to the Oil & Gas Sector. Feedback has been good, and I look forward to a future part II meeting. There was just one Geologist in the audience, and therefore I decided to put some slides together to give them a crash course in Geology from the rock cycle to tectonic plates and Earth's time table. I had been their keynote speaker before: 1995. Time flies (a friend of mine says, he is a pilot). I truly enjoyed it. The picture is a nice gift now being shoed off in my office. Happy Valentine Day!  



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Amazing crystals from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2013

In order, the following beauties: Native Gold dendrites on Quartz crystal matrix! From Rosia Montana, Verespatak, Alba County, Romania | Brochantite acicular crystals on Limonite coated Quartz! From the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico | Kämmererite (Chromian Clinochlore) on matrix From the Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey | Sphalerite sitting atop Chert with Chalcopyrite From the Ballard Mine, Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Cherokee County, Kansas | Forsterite var Peridot From Sapat Gali, Naran-Kaghan Valley, N.W.F.P., Pakistan | Aquamarine crystals and Muscovite From Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan | Fluorite cubes set against a drusy Quartz matrix From the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico | Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline on Albite matrix From Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia | Sphalerite sitting atop Chert with Chalcopyrite! From the Ballard Mine, Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Cherokee County, Kansas Rhodochrosite with purple Fluorite on needle Quartz From the Four Ball Pocket, Fluorite Raise, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado | Rhodochrosite with purple Fluorite on needle Quartz From the Four Ball Pocket, Fluorite Raise, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, ColoradoSpecimens to take our breath away! My apologies if this text looks clumsy, my suggestion is for you to print it, it will be easier. Enjoy them! November 2013.













Saturday, September 28, 2013

What is each specimen? Beautiful pictures from the Museum of Science in Dallas

What a beautiful collection of crystals, and also rock formations, crevices models, and even the architecture of the Museum looks like a twin topaz! Below is my new post of pictures taken there, in the heart of Downtown Dallas, the Ross Perot (former Presidential candidate in the USA). Name the crystals! I will have to make another visit to the area, as I just saw half of it, as it was already late when I made it. The specimens go from Schellited to tourmaline, beryl, wulfenite, native gold, gypsum, etc. Enjoy them, I took my iPhone 4S to work hard.