Seiko Titanium Automatic Diver
SKX405K, Cal. 7S26
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Different Lighting Angle to show Black
This difference in lighting shows the structure of the black gabbro nicely. It
also creates an interesting reflection of the light bouncing off the crystal.
The tripod is in the exactly same position as before, just the panel moved above
the watch. I hope you enjoyed the experiment as I did.
Btw. Greg Heath, a fellow TZer from Bangkok pointed out, that this stone is not
granite (there are no pink inclusions - feldspar): Here is his original
explanation as posted on TZ Public Forum:
rock is probably an igneous intrusive..
Posted By: Heat
Date: 11/19/01 21:14
mafic rock. You are right in that the rock is
not derived from a carbonate and therefore is not marble. I can make
out large phenocrysts in a groundmass. To get the large crystals, this
rock would have cooled slowly and crystallized deep within the earth.
It looks too dark to be a granite. Do you see any pink crystals that a
granite would display? probably not.
My guess is that the rock is basic rather than
an acidic granite. It is probably a gabbro. Gabbro is composed of
plagioclase feldspar with smaller amounts of pyroxene and green
olivine. Overall it would have a dark green to black appearance.
Anyway it is nice stuff! Down at the building
supplies store it may be referred to as "granite" though.