Mica (Muscovite) was initially mined to make windows in stoves and furnaces, and then as an insulator for electronics until the development of solid state electronics at which time Mica became obsolete. It's quite pretty...
This is Biotite (to the best of our knowledge), or black Mica...you can read more about the differences here...Muscovite vs Biotite. Johny plans on trying to release the Biotite from the rock so we can look at it more closely.
Johny found this neat stone, but we don't know what it is..do you?
Our second adventure of the day was coming across this gravestone leaning on a tree that was near that large quartz stone above...HW Snider, Mar 4, 1877 - Apr 9, 1905...with "I have found the shore of everlasting rest" engraved on it...makes me wonder about HW Snider's life and ultimate demise, having died at the young age of 28 (the average age at death was 47 at that time).
Parris Cemetery with the same name, DOB and DOD....I suppose the family moved the deceased to a different resting place...the replacement stone didn't have the above quote on it, hopefully HW Snider's found everlasting rest now.
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