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    Mountain Porn

    By Alana
    Sep 28, '06 2:34 AM EST
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    I love mountains. It is one of the reasons that I returned to BC. But lately, instead of climbing them, I tend to be too tired to even look at them.
    The weather has been so beautiful here in Vancouver for the past two months. I'm going to take a moment to post some of my photos from work this past summer to reminisce.

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    • 6 Comments

    • AP

      beautiful images.

      Sep 28, 06 9:11 am  · 
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      treekiller

      gneiss

      Sep 28, 06 10:18 am  · 
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      Alana

      Wikipedia:

      Gneiss is a common and widely distributed type of rock formed by high-grade regional metamorphic processes from preexisting formations that were originally either igneous or sedimentary rocks. Gneissic rocks are coarsely foliated and largely recrystallized but do not carry large quantities of micas, chlorite or other platy minerals. Gneisses that are metamorphosed igneous rocks or their equivalent are termed granite gneisses, diorite gneisses, etc. However, depending on their composition, they may also be called garnet gneiss, biotite gneiss, albite gneiss, etc. Orthogneiss designates a gneiss derived from an igneous rock, and paragneiss is one from a sedimentary rock. Gneissose is used to describe rocks with properties similar to gneiss.

      The word "gneiss" is from an old Saxon mining term that seems to have meant decayed, rotten, or possibly worthless material.

      The Acasta Gneiss is the oldest known crustal rock in the world.

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      Augen gneiss

      Augen gneiss from Rio de Janeiro, BrazilA coarse-grained gneiss, probably originated from metamorphism of igneous granite, with characteristic elliptic or lenticular feldspaths, normally microcline, contrasting with the ribbon shape of the quartz, biotite and magnetite clusters.


      Etymology: from the German augen, meaning "eyes".

      Sep 28, 06 4:33 pm  · 
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      FRO

      i thought 'gneiss' was a pun, the g is silent right? and yes, the mountains are seriously addictive

      Sep 28, 06 6:24 pm  · 
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