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18 Oct 2021 23:40:26 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Granite_21 - the final macro  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 10 Sep 2021 02:53:12
Message: <613b00d8$1@news.povray.org>
Op 10/09/2021 om 01:26 schreef Samuel B.:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>> The final version of the Granite_21 macro package can be found in
>> p.b.scene-files under the same header.
>>
>> The image here illustrates, from the start, the principal rule of the
>> macro, written on the wall!
> 
> Hey, is that a classic Estwing hammer I see? I've got one myself, but it's worn
> down. A lot. I probably need to grind it back into shape, but I haven't found
> much use for it recently. Estwing used to (and probably still does) have a free
> replacement policy, but I never figured it was worth bothering them over.
> 
Yes sir, it is! Modelled on my own, old, specimen, which has accompanied 
me for the last 55 years or so. Got it for my birthday after I had 
revealed to my parents that I intended to be a geologist.

It is also worn down, probably not as much as yours. Its most intensive 
use was during my studies when fieldwork was in hardrock countries 
almost exclusively. Later, as I switched to softrock specialisation, it 
gathered mostly dust. Trowel & spade took over. :-)

However, it is still there, sometimes to be used when a rock passes by. 
Never took it on a plane though; you can imagine why...


> Not many minerals around here except for granitic rocks, tiny grains of
> opalescent quartz, almost-amazonite feldspar and maybe some horneblend. The
> latter seems to exhibit some Schillerism when shaped. I think I found some
> garnet, too, but it's hard to tell.
> 
The Sierra Nevada, I assume. Fascinating geological history over there.

You did some perfect modelling of jasper and topaz.

Your Europan vacation shot still fills my background screen here, btw.


> What do you plan to use the granite for, if anything?
> 
No real plans at the moment. My primary intention was to finally put 
Daniel Mecklenburg's code to good use after all those years.

-- 
Thomas


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