I shit you not.
Discovered in the town of Cummington, Massachusetts way back in 1824, which gave this fibrous mineral its distinctive name, the mineral has also been found in Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden.
As a brittle and somewhat splintery type mineral with dark green, brown and grey undertones, Cummingtonite has translucent edges capable of transmitting light. Commonly occurring in metamorphosed magnesium-rich rocks, Cummingtonite can also be found in some volcanic rock collaborations, coexisting with other mineral groups and formations.
Although this particular mineral is difficult to distinguish by eye alone, Cummingtonite is perhaps a great example of how the world of science can have a funny sense of humour!
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RIP the Ray Harryhausen. Back in the early 80′s Tom Baker made contact with Ray via a friend. Tom would stop over at Ray’s place in Kensington, and both would get shitfaced on good brandy until Ray’s wife, Diana, banned Tom after he weed in their fireplace.” – POPBITCH