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    In the attatched photo you can see I have a seven layer pyramid. I'd like to know what type of stone has been used for each layer. Also if anyone knows about pyramids, why those stones would have been chosen for the layers. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three26 View Post
    In the attatched photo you can see I have a seven layer pyramid. I'd like to know what type of stone has been used for each layer. Also if anyone knows about pyramids, why those stones would have been chosen for the layers. Thanks!
    No streak, hardness, or weight, well, everything following is pure conjecture.

    From base to pinnacle, 1 to 7.

    1) It could be either mafic basalt or black marble.
    2) I have seen marble like that.
    3) Granite, feldspathic
    4) Conglomerate, probably a marble, metamorphic.
    5) Granite, feldspathic
    6) Granite, chloritic, probably serpentine and/or olivine.
    7) Pure guess, sodalite

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    The third from the base looks a lot like a travertine or similar calcite/aragonite formation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    The third from the base looks a lot like a travertine or similar calcite/aragonite formation
    I'm good with that. Of course all the taphonomic information is unavailable, but I wonder how disparate in time and space these rocks are.
    I'm sorry, my responses are limited. You must ask the right question.

    "The track of a glacier is as unmistakable as that of a man or a bear, and is as significant and trustworthy as any other legible inscription"
    John Strong Newberry; 1873

    "From observations upon living glaciers, and from the known nature of ice, we may learn to recognize the track of a glacier as readily and unmistakably as we would the familiar foot-prints of an animal." G. F. Wright 1891 (108-109)

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    They are very very disparate at this point
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    Also if anyone knows about pyramids, why those stones would have been chosen for the layers.
    If the thing has any connection to one of the Abrahamic mysticisms, in particular in recent days Islamic mysticism, the stones may have been chosen to illustrate the seven layers of the created Earth - for their appearance and possibly (the basaltic looking stuff) geology.
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    Thanks for all the resposes! Its much appreciated! What do you mean that the rocks are disparate? They are rare? I bought the pyramid in Peru so that might help accurately identify the stones. I think jihredshift has at least a few of them identified since a google search for their metaphysical properties match with the chakra that would be represented by the level. I thought it may be associated with the planet from core to sky and also the seven chakras with each stone having a specific 'property' for each. Thanks again for your time!
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    o.O "disparate" in that they are fairly common stones found in different parts of the world.
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    Lol, no need for googly eyes im not familiar with the word and sometimes I forget that I have the Internet at my fingertips where ever I go! Iceaura mentioned the 7 layers of the created world. How many layers are recognized in geology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three26 View Post
    Lol, no need for googly eyes im not familiar with the word and sometimes I forget that I have the Internet at my fingertips where ever I go! Iceaura mentioned the 7 layers of the created world. How many layers are recognized in geology?
    You say that and images of a thousand different strata flash through my mind, but I think the simple answer is core, mantle, and lithosphere. There are, of course, the develish details such as the MOHO or D double prime (D") for starters, if one wishes to dig deeper.

    See Wiki Structure of the Earth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three26 View Post
    Iceaura mentioned the 7 layers of the created world. How many layers are recognized in geology?
    It's not as simple as that. Strata in one part of the world might be laid down at exactly the same time as completely different strata in another, with a different thickness, altitude, composition, etc.

    And that's ignoring things like joints, cleavages, lateral physical/diachronous variation, weathering, intrusions, folds, faults.....
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    The stones reflect a prism that perhaps represent how we can make pure water even purer. The prism itself reminds me of a raindrop that reflects light to channel colour into a direction. The stone used to reflect this prism is to perhaps represent a new colour so could there be new colours to a rainbow in the future?

    The stones puzzle me and are wortheless cus they aint gold.
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