I collected this rock during the summer of 2008 in the Pindos fold and thrust belt of the Peloponessos near the village of Ano Karyes. I like this rock because it keeps me quite humble as I try to think about all the factors and conditions that created such a fractured ‘mess’ of this rock. And I puzzle over how it holds together without just falling apart in my hand.
Age & Formation
Radiolarian chert from within Chert Series Beds of Jurassic age, ~180 Ma., Peloponessus, Greece.