Photomicrography Reveals The World’s Smallest Wonders

Here Comes The Sun


This sun-like image is a polished slab of Teepee Canyon agate. Agate is a mineral rock in the quartz family, and has been widely used in different types of art for years, because of its vast variety of colors and patterns. For these same reasons it has become quite a popular subject in photomicrography. TeePee Canyon Agate was mined for many years in the western Black Hills of South Dakota, but aside from surfacing collecting, all mining of the mineral basically stopped in 1980’s. The image was taken by Douglas L.Moore, from the Museum of Natural History And the University of Wisconsin.