Monday, 7 February 2011
Blue Amber and fossils
I promised Sue of Sooz jewels that I would send a her a photo of some blue Amber. Or at least blog about it.
To say that the blue amber in the photo is old is a bit of an understatement, so lets just say I have had it for a quite a few years.
There's a good test to see if Amber really is amber or if it is plastic.
Take a large glass and keep adding salt until the salt no longer dissolves. Add the amber.
If the amber floats, it's true amber, if it sinks then maybe it's not....
Or you could burn a slight part of the amber with something like a soldering iron. If it gives an acid smell then it's plastic, real amber should smell sweet.
The amber above had the salt test. Passed, before I forget to tell you.
We aren't avid fossil hunters, no puns here about the two old fossils living in Soggibottom Cottage.
Although on a warm day walking along the Jurassic Coast in East Devon or Dorset, fossil hunting can keep us amused for hours.
The best place to look for fossils is at the grey cliff base. Sometimes you have to have nifty feet as the cliff tends to fall.
Stay safe and stick closer to the waters edge.
We even have help.
Not always the right stones, but you never know. They could be !
Thanks Sandee. Sandee has passed on A stylish blogger Award to Soggibottom.
Wish I were Stylish Sandee, before I say anymore I'll accept the award quickly.
Thank you Sandee.
You can meet Sandee Here at Sandee's ramblings.
Most of my photo's of Stonehenge are for Sandee. Sandee also has a sketch book challenge going on over at her blog........I can't draw, but there are many of you out there who can.
As I have accepted this award I also have to say seven things about myself.... nearly every award has a catch.
I have never crossed the equator, although I have swam within 100 miles of it.
I would prefer to swim than sail and have been known to jump from a moving boat, just to get off quickly.
I have swam with Sharks and Barracuda's. Not from choice ( I never knew they were there).
Haven't eaten meat for over 25 years.
Have an undying love for anything that has four legs, furry, skinny, fat or thin, fluffy or smooth.
I never watch animal related films where the "animal" gets it next.
I once kept Angora rabbits.
That wasn't as bad as I thought.............
Now to pass on the award to 15 newly found bloggers and let them know about it....
This is a great chance for me to tell you of a few of the new blogs (new to me) that I have found... not always animal related. :-)
HOWEVER.... if you would like this award, take it. You only need to click and save.
In no particular order.........
Through the eye's of Tweedles
Bark and About
Loveing for a Living.
Silver Nik Nats
The Blessed Hearth
Ten Lives and Second Chances
The Chronicle of the Woos
A stitch in time saves nine
Tales from the mouse house.
Mama Bugs Photos
There are many many more I would love to add here, but I'm sure the list will keep you busy for a while. I forgot to add about the amber mine in my list... there will be another time.