Stone bubbles

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I spent a few days down in Arizona so close to the Mexican border I could have touched it, if not for border patrol.  The mountains here are beautiful. Everyone told us we had to to make a stop at the rock lady. Not being especially geological or a collector of rocks I wasn’t moved but being an adventurous soul I was curious and excited to see what would cause people to drive that far into the desert to buy a bucket of rocks.

The rocks were stunning! From red to turquoise, to unpolished Apache tears and raw rubies to ? Of course all the crystals and such but around the corner was a pile of almost perfect round bubbles. Heavy solid bubbles.  These bubbles were formed underwater in hot springs. The sandstone mixes with the sulfurous gases that escape under the water and harden into solid bubbles.  This one was given to me.

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