Kettle Point: Colour from a Bloomery

A lot of what I’m using for this project doesn’t require much processing. Many of the rocks that I’ve collected can simply be ground up and used for colour (and I really enjoy that fact!). But, there are a couple elements that I’m curious to explore in a bit more depth to try and understand

Arkona: Hungry Hollow

  Before we headed back after visiting Kettle Point, Reiner suggested that we stop by the Hungry Hollow in Arkona.  This is a famous location for collecting fossils that is made up of the same geological formation as Kettle Point but at a lower level geologically.  Besides, it sounded like fun, so we headed over. After parking

Kettle Point: Mars Black from Pyrite Nodules

This is one of the very unique places I have been looking forward to visiting for this project. Kettle Point takes it’s name from the round boulders, or “kettles”, that emerge from the underlying Devonian shale beds of Lake Huron. These natural wonders are actually concrentrations of calcite crystals which grew over many centuries around