Where This Rock Is From (place, type of locality, etc.)
These rocks are from the southern shore of Lake Ontario, somewhere near Oswego, N.Y., but originating in Canada. As I remember, this was a beach made entirely of rocks of this size or larger, hardly any sand, with a great variety of types to choose from.
What This Rock Is
The one on the right is a gneiss. The one on the left doesn't have as much directionality in the crystals, but has an "augen" or "eye" visible, as well as a vein where it was later cracked. The minerals surrounding the crack have been altered in color.
What I Like About This Rock
These rocks are very smooth and rounded, nice to hold in the hand. I coated both of them with clear nail polish to help bring out the colors. .
- I've started collecting large glass jars to display rocks like these in, it keeps them from getting dusty. ("rock candy")