Friday, May 21, 2010

RE: Ron Silliman Rocks

Reading Annie Dillard's book An American Childhood, published 1987 and found the following on page 144 where she recalls her tween years studying rocks:

"I thought to specialize in interesting names. In Massachusett and Connecticut, collectors found a mineral called sillimanite, named for a Yale professor. My specialized collection would feature sillimanite, radio opal, yowah huts, and agaty potch."

Who knew.

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