Thursday, 5 April 2018

diamonds are forever

3rd April 2018, Newton Point, 4pm

Cold and damp but the waves roll on whatever the weather...

A rainy feather at the side of the path

 4th April 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

There’s an area of whinstone rock uncovered by the recent stormy weather and it contains a number of mineral veins. This is quite unusual as the whinstone outcrops are normally just black volcanic rock. The rusty quartz contained in the veins produces pebbles known as “Dunstanburgh Diamonds” and I’ve found a couple over the years.

I’ve also seen an article saying the large black boulders by the castle are called Dunstanburgh Diamonds but I think this might be folk tales going astray...

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