Attended a guided tour on Taiwan's Gems - Wen Stone Exhibition (獨具慧「眼」─臺灣文石特展) when I visit to 國立臺灣博物館 National Taiwan Museum the other day. The special exhibition will go on till 2013/2/24.
The gemstone, Wen stone are found in basalts. There are only three locations on this planet where these stones could be found- Sicily, Italy as well as Penghu and Sangxia in Taiwan. The Taiwanese wen stone shows concentric circles while the Sicilian wen stone doesn't.
|Love them mushrooms and snails here...|
Not only was the tour informing, because I was such a good student, the teacher (tour guide) gave me an unpolished rock as a souvenir!
Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of him because, I guess, I didn't feel like to put his picture online without his permission but forgot that pictures taken don't need to all go online... (Speaking of cognitive inflexibility. 8-O lol) One thing I know for sure is that this nice gentleman and I have the same family name: Mr. 張 who love rocks!