mineral paradise

this site has a lot of wonderful photographs of minerals, which i love to look at. here are some favorites... most of the dimensions of these pictures are in millimeters. while i mainly enjoy them for their variety of form, abstract beauty and strange echoes of other forms throughout nature, i also like to imagine these little worlds exist on a far grander scale - surreal landscapes to wander around in and feel lost and amazed and have adventures.

sorry there's so many, but the navigation on that site is sort of awful, it's possible i'm doing you a favor...