Wedsnesday wanderings; rock hounding

ammonite fossil linocut print, printmaking testprint. www.Fenne.be

rockhound, rockhounding, mineral hunting, Sweden, fossicking, rocks, stones and minerals, wandering, explore to create, www.Fenne.be

I’ve been a rock collector for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved taking home pretty rocks, and I never outgrew that. You might find little collections in every coat and in boxes around the house. Although not really a rock, bergslagssten found a way into handmade jewelry.

Recently that curiosity got a new spark by a movie called “Ammonite” which is loosely based on the life of Mary Anning (1799-1847) an English paleontologist- played by Kate Winslet. While, according to maps of composition and mining, we might not find any fossils around here, there is a lot of variation in rocks and minerals. Meaning: a lot to learn and many opportunities to wander 🙂

rockhound, rockhounding, mineral hunting, Sweden, fossicking, rocks, stones and minerals, wandering, explore to create, www.Fenne.be

Often, I’m not sure what I find. The books that I have give great examples, clear images, and explanations – but when I look at the rocks in front of me, I start doubting what I see. But given the location of this find, I’m thinking these pieces are snow quartz.

rockhound, rockhounding, mineral hunting, Sweden, fossicking, rocks, stones and minerals, wandering, explore to create, www.Fenne.be

Sometimes you find something, but it might not be what you were looking for 🙂

rockhound, rockhounding, mineral hunting, Sweden, fossicking, rocks, stones and minerals, wandering, explore to create, www.Fenne.be

This last image is just a test print. One day I’d love to travel to a place where I can look for ammonite or other fossils but in the meantime, they might show up in my work.

ammonite fossil linocut print, printmaking testprint. www.Fenne.be

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