Blog purpose? The main focus for this blog is geology. I have a pure and simple passion for rocks, minerals and fossils. But this blog also discuss planetary studies, enviromental issues, archaeology, history, the philosphical principles of natural sciences and other sciences, cultural & historical aspects of chosen topics and the conflicts between natural sciences like geology and religion. And I also hope that the blog will help me in my studies in a fun way.
Who am I? The author of this blog is a Swedish student of geology at the department of Geoscience at the University of Lund (1st year 2008). I'm a hominid male of 33 terrestrial years. I have studied a great deal before going for geology, especially archaeology. Basically lurking around different departments since 1998. My academical passions outside of geology includes history, religious studies, philosophy, astronomy and technology. Besides that I like to read science fiction, watch movies and debate (and obviously taste) aged rum. And yes, Im a godless heathen from Europe.
Favorite movies: Lost in translation, The Hours, Der Untergang, Idi i smotri, Cidade de Deus, Into the wild, This is England
Favorite authors: Stephen Baxter, Gene Wolfe, Arthur C Clarke
Favorite music: Classical music, medieval music, Swedish folkmusic
Antimonite? Stibnite, sometimes called antimonite, is a sulfide mineral with the formula Sb2S3. It forms grey orthorhombic crystals of hardness 2. It is the most important source for the rare metaloid antimony. I find it a beautiful mineral, thats all.
I have another geoscience blog besides this one. My other blog, called Terra Incognita, the unknown land, is in Swedish language only and is my primary blog since I am Swedish. I will still post in Antimonite, but only when I have something personal to ask the geobloggosphere about (Im just a geostudent you know, and most Geobloggers know a lot more than me for that very reason) - or when I have something that I know of to be something unique. Like posts about the local Swedish geology - which obviously I should know a little bit more of than any american experts. In theory that is. Theres very little reason for me to post any thoughts on international geology (yet) - but in a couple of years I perhaps will.
So if you know Swedish - welcome to my Swedish blog on Geoscience (and science in general)The adress is: http://terraincognita.blogsome.com