Minerals and rocks are the foundation of everything, the first solid substance to have materialized from the gases and liquids in space. And life, in a way we still do not entirely understand, sprang from minerals and rocks. Right up to the 17th century, rocks and minerals were still being referred to scientifically as a form of ‘livestock’, sprouted from seeds or from a kind of intercourse between primary substances.


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  • Dirk J. Wiersma

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