Kate, I would try it. If the cement will not penetrate due to the cracks bring "too fine", a wipe with alcohol will remove uncured cement from the surface. It might help. By the way, I got an email
A geologic cross section is a slice downward into the earth perpendicular to the horizontal. It kind of looks like a slice through a layer cake. Cross sections can be made in a number of ways.
To take a bearing with a Brunton you use the scale on the inside of the compass ring. Bearings are taken relative to north from 0 to 360. So if you were standing looking north, the bearing due east
Hi Waqar, For investment, the most common metals traded are gold, silver, and platinum and to a lesser extend palladium. These are not the only metals out there, but these are the ones that are commonly
Hi again Tricia, That's good info you sent back. We can definitely rule out calcite/limestone then. It's a good pic of the back of the piece; enough to make me pretty sure that the rock you have basalt