It has been a while since I did a "Dollfie comic". Here're the doll versions of my OCs, Cinna, Breanne, Taffe and Daryl. Cinna comes to find out what Breanne (in purple & black outfit), Taffe (jeans) and Daryl (in Belle outfit) are doing with dull and ugly rocks.
When Daryl turns on the "blacklight" (ultraviolet) flashlight, sodalite mineral in the syenite rocks is glowing bright orange and that freaked Cinna out.
It is rare for any minerals/rocks to fluoresce when shined with an ultraviolet light and in order for them to fluoresce, they have to be completely free of energy-eating iron impurities/molecules and there are very few geological places around the world that are empty of iron. Sterling Hill, New Jersey is an example of such a place.
Dull yellow color is the most common fluorescent color. Occasionally, chalcedony (agate) and opal can have enough uranium impurities to give off more energy than iron could gobble up resulting in neon-green glow color, the second most common fluorescent color. Ruby-Red to orange-red are rarer and orange color is even harder to find.
Fluorescent sodalite was recently discovered thanks to the recent availablity of cheap black-light LED flashfights, but that mineral come in few numbers through... One could walk a several kilometers(miles) of pebbly Lake Superior beaches along the Upper Pennisula of Michigan and find a few fluorescent rocks. That can be done only during the nights, easy to get lost if precautions are not taken such as marking the exit trail with a battery-powered camping LED lamp.
The geologists and collectors are quite willing to pay for them so I had been doing a bit of "treasure-hunting" thing during the several nights over the last few weeks and it's a lot easier to find them after windy storms (waves bringing in fresh materials). Some local people called them "Yooperlites" but I prefer its real name, sodalite.
FYI: Syenite is an igneous rock that formed from what's remained of magma that got trapped when a volcano collapsed on itself after erupting its lighter magma contents (such as quartz). Sodalite is well-known for its strong blue color even it's more typical for them to be more colorless sometimes with blue to green tint.
The dolls are customized by myself using the Japanese Obitsu doll parts gifted to me by a few Japanese fans.
Now I get why they are special!!
I'm lucky to find coal alongside the railroad tracks. Trains full of the stuff are so agonizingly long, a third locomotive is needed on the rear end.
Yep. Having geology knowledge helps especially when it comes to knowing where the ore deposits are found. For example, if you go to Hamilton, Illinois, you might be standing on a limestone bed labelled as Warsaw formation and that's the source of geodes.
Did I already told you I loved your dolls?
Oui, thank you.
You’re welcome. ^^ I wish I could have one like that.
Cinna must be smiling a lot now -q