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Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

Here are more pictures and anecdotes from my trip to Lwowek Slaski.

 

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

Rafal and I also donned Walonian garb to perform right after the opening ceremonies, on the same stage as the ceremonies, at street level. How do I look as a harmonica-playing Walonian?

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

Rafal, his son and I performed, in Walonian garb, on the main stage of the festival on Saturday. I'm not sure if people understood all of the words but they likes "Damn the Glaciers" a lot! Ronna Jewett Photo

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

That was one BIG stage! There are lots of agate lovers at this show and they seemed to enjoy "Agate Lickers". Ronna Jewett Photo

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

Here I am on one of the jumbo-trons wailing out my song "Agate Lickers" on harmonica. Ronna Jewett Photo

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

Speaking of agates, there were some great displays of agates from this region, on display during the show.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

A nice amethyst-lined agate nodule about 95mm across.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

A beautifully banded 150mm diameter agate nodule from nearby agate fields.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

Another beautiful agate, about 75mm across.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

I really enjoyed the display of specimens featuring stalactitic barite coated by golden marcasite from the Lubin Glowny Mine. This specimen is about 220mm across.

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

This wonderful, 120mm tall cleavage mass of native bismuth was the sole specimen found in a calcite-sulphide vein in Poland. Sorry, I forgot to record the actual location name!

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

A wonderful20mm crystal of hauerite from Machow Poland. Who knew that such great crystals of this minerals came from that location?!

Recent Activities -Trip to Poland, July, 2014, Page Two

This was one of my favourite specimens in the Spirifer Geological Society Collection exhibits at Crystal Days. A beautiful wavelite specimen about 120mm across.