My Back Flat Against The Stones

…Graspin’ them!

The track is called:

The Stones

The Amethyst (a stone of sorts) was gifted to me to bring me luck and happiness. It is a truly beautiful piece of crystal measuring approximately 90×45 mm.

The framed stones in order (from top left-to-right like I read):

  1. Gold Ore – Guldmalm
  2. Lead-Sliver – Bly-silver
  3. Iron – Järn
  4. Pyrite – Pyrit
  5. Dumortierite – Dumortierite
  6. Sulphur – Svavel
  7. Copper – Koppar
  8. Jasper – Jaspis
  9. Agate – Agat
  10. Lepidolite – Lepidolit
  11. Talc – Talk
  12. Baurite – Barit
  13. Garnet – Granat
  14. Calite – Kalkspat
  15. Amethyst – Ametist
  16. Opalite – Opalit
  17. Obsidian – Obsidian
  18. Kyanite – Kyanit
  19. Pet. Wood (Petrified Wood) – Förstenat trä
  20. Serpentine – Serpentin
  21. Tourmaline – Turmalin
  22. Travertine – Travertin
  23. Uranium – Uranium, 92U
  24. Quartz – Kvarts

The framed stones are from:

Kingman, Arizona POB 8365 Riverside, Calif.

Minerals specimens collected by HUMBLE MINERALS

They’re dated: Grand Canyon april 1970 (in Swedish, the names of months are not written in capital letters…). April 1970? I was about a month old at the time.

My favourite is: Uranium. They used to hang in the hallway of my grandparents home. They always fascinated me, 50 odd years later they’re hanging framed on my wall. I personally own a piece of Uranium (U)92. I don’t own a Geiger meter.

They have been framed for 51 years, they’re special items that I cherish and no other is more special than: Uranium (U)92. The most radioactive one. I don’t think it would pass a modern day air-port security screening (framed souvenir or not).

The Stones: (the track) is not for everyone. I don’t think my mother or her sisters, or most others would approve including my little sister and my neighbours. Never-the-less it is an excellent breaks track and one of my absolute favourites.

Ref.: Defrag – Lament Element – Hymen Records – ¥779 – 2009.

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the Koine Greek αμέθυστος amethystos from α- a-, “not” and μεθύσκω (Ancient Greek) methysko / μεθώ metho (Modern Greek), “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.[1] The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.


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