Sunday, September 26, 2010

Squint Shot 092610

Today's squint shot is of a particular rock in the stonehouse at Six Corners. The stone can be found on the east side of the building, down toward the foundation.

This type of rock is normally referred to as "puddingstone." I headed to Wikipedia to get a good definition of what this is all about -- "Puddingstone," or "pudding stone," is a conglomerate rock made up of a mixture of different, irregular-sized grains and pebbles held together by a finer matrix, usually formed from quartz sand. The sedimentary rock is formed in river channels and may contain various minerals such as chromite, corundumm pplatinum, diamonds, gold, sapphire, and zircon. Its name is said to derive from a resemblance to Christmas pudding."
Tomorrow there will be one more squint shot of this building, then a few miscellaneous sign shots around Fowlerville, then the month of October will be dedicated to squint shots of headstones at the Greenwood Cemetery, as well as obituaries.

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