Labradorite, a rock that consists of aluminum, calcium, and sodium silicates. It is a variety of feldspar, found in dark gray crystalline masses that are easily split into slabs. Some varieties of labradorite are beautiful when polished, showing rich shades of blue, green, and bronze. Labradorite is used for table tops and for small ornamental objects. It is found in parts of Europe and the United States, but the finest grade occurs in Labrador.
Decades of fossil discoveries have revealed much about the extinct members of our hominid family tree, but we're far from having all the answers. What have we learned from some of these fascinating finds?
Petrified Wood, wood that has been fossilized by being turned into stone. Petrifaction is a natural process that may form fossils from the solid remains of any plant or animal.