Recently sold for an impressive $5000 by rock dealer (and obvious Tolkein fan) Rob Levinsky of The Arkenstone, this extraordinarily textured mineral known as Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket) was originally discovered in Arizona around fifty years ago. Lavinsky sez:
Frank Valenzuela obtained this specimen from a fellow miner at the Inspiration, where he was a miner and then a shaft supervisor in the 1950s-1960s. It was collected, he recalls, in the early 1960s. It is a classic example of the quartz-covered chrysocolla stalactites from that time, but unusual in that it was preserved as a whole pocket. The piece glows when backlit, as the top surface is partially translucent and there is a small hole in back of the vug, to let light into the pocket for backlighting. The largest stalactites are 2 cm. The pocket opening is 2 inches across.
If you like your austerity and public hate figures soundtracked with a rockish pop melody
Darragh O’Hanrahan writes:
Big September will donate the proceeds from their latest single Moneyman to help fly home Irishman Robbie Robinson from Thailand. So, put your hand in your pocket please.
The new video of Big September’s new single Moneyman, made by Tom Prentice and Sean Fee. The lads will play a free gig on the bandstand, Bray strand, as part of the Bray Summer Festival 2013 this Saturday night.
One hour of rocking, the manufacturer claims, will recharge an iPad up to 35%. There’s also a pair of 25-watt speakers built into the back of the chair.
Available in four flavours and yours for $1300, granny.
This weekend, the 13th annual 2011 Festival Of Rock Posters opened in San Francisco. An art and memorabilia mecca featuring – among other rare and pricy collectibles – the work of legendary steampunk/psychedelic illustrator Emek.