These dark blue/black stones!! anyone out there have an idea what kind they are??? harder and heavier than granite. and also sound like glass when they tap against other rocks. very difficult to balance with each other since they are so close to perfect. possibly my favorite stones in the world thus far. . sooooo beautiful!!! especially when wet!
These rocks are so beautiful
where is this? I must see these rocks one day…
Diría que hasta el agua permanece inmovil admirando sus formas para que las obras estén en equilibrio
Great composition, michael and well put together image. Your rock work is obviously incredible, but your photography is also really strong. Just a pleasure to look at!
You’re doing some of your best art ! ! Congrats ! !
Felipe Brigagão equilibram por causa do centro de gravidade do corpo fe? e a força gravitacional os mantém de pé? me explica! :3
É tudo bruxaria Drizinha :3
nossa fe eu to tentando ser engenheira mas nem mesmo se eu formasse eu conseguiria calcular a quantidade de bosta que vc consegue falar num único dia (*-*)
Mas deve ter bem com o centro de massa das pedras mesmo Drii
can you do this because of the center of gravity of each stone?
It’s all witchcraft Dri :3
arrrgh, it isnt -_-
of couse it is Driiii, look the oval stone, is clearly witchcraft
hahhahahhahahahaha you’re not talking the truth, please i need answers!!
haeuhahuee i think this happens because the center of mass of the stone, and the position balancing the mass in each side
Felipe Brigagão yeah but it is so fucking hard to do! awesome job! :)
yeah, it’s look like witchcraft :o
Tina Mrozek this is thay guy i was tell you about that does the rock stacking. Watch the videos they are unbelievable
I have some of those stones, i love them too. But i probably should take them out of my purse.
HOW DO YOU DO THAT. could anyone learn to do that, if so i would like to lern. is there a concept or somthing
How are you doing this?
everything is better when wet.
Very very Sexy!! :)
Basalt and or mineral obsidian
brilliant stones.. did you take some home?
They could very easily be Obsidian, which is a volcanic glass stone. They come in different colors & chatoyancies.
Absolutely fabulous, I would love to see you actually doing this, speeded up I think. Would love to have a go too. When I Go to turkey I will have a go; not that I am a very patient person.
Fairy rocks, what else ? ;-)
I like them too, I always see a few tucked in the path I walk my dog on to visit Hancock Pond in Maine and am looking for an oval one so I can paint a Great Blue Heron on it as a gift for my sister. I love rocks and collect “special ones” <3
man that it’s true?
Questions, do you travel to a different country / place every week? Where do many of these take place? Do you video each balance? Why don’t you videos and pictures?
Very beautiful well done
maybe obsidian wich is glass like or basalt
That’s awesome! How long it takes to balance a piece like this?
Gerson Soares olha isso!
Isso é arte!
I love it!!! :)
Steve s the expert!
Dang! That’s flipping B-E-A-Utiful
please post a video of you placing the rocks
Mark Marquette are they using anti gravity putty or photoshop here?
obsidian….. a natural glass
Harder and heavier than granite, sounds like glass when tapped together and very difficult to balance them all. I thought of family, love, health and friendship.
Tellement magnifique, toujours et encore :) :) :)
If you can get to Nanjizal beach, amazing cliff top walk from Porthgwarra, don’t miss the 80′ hole on the way, cut through at sea level… Rocks there part black part orange granite. There is mine entrance yards from beach, so probably tin/iron/silver minerals in the rock strata, oh and huge portal for sunset/low tide photos
Check out Elvan, has musical ring to it, definitely heavier and harder to work than basalt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvan
Truly amazing work, in other words, truly beautiful. Thank you for this ;-)
Unbelievably brilliant .You should market your photos .This one is soo good x
Basalts are also one of the main stones which compose the ground of the moon ♡
Looks like Basalt is the go! Great shot :-)
Gravity Glue You really do find the most beautiful places for your art. And yes you are a wonderful photographer
You are an alien. What about wind? What about moving water jiggling the rocks. Goes agains all natural laws. Why are there no videos of you stack/balancing? Did you drill holes and use a metal pipe to skewer them? The problem is I only can think of two options. You cheated or you’re from another planet. The mind is boggled.
man natanam ato chakoooonam bare…
Alien comets from out of space :O
Well polished Flint, it will sound like glass.
It would help to know where this was taken ;) Basalt, hematite, obsidian or even onyx. However, all of the above are simply wild guesses based on my own experience/travels & google ;)
Your journey ❤️
Yes, now I’m almost sure it is basalt!
;) OK, But now I’m going to do the dawn …
Great. Wonderful light
Looks like a apache tear..
WOW!!! LOVE THEM!!!
Simple, yet striking….
Keith Richards , Mick Jagger , Cha…….
Possibly Black Jade.
Need a picture where they are not in shadow. I don’t believe they are obsidian or volcanic glass because they are swirled in coloration. However could be the lighting. Another rock that sounds like glass when tapped against something is slate. Slate is hard but from the description it seems rather hard. I would say probably basalt; then again need a clearer image. Where was this found?
where are they?
This photo rocks!
Basalt. Tends to be alongside areas of pink granite. Superb contrast. Same as here on our coastal island. Obsidian takes on a white clouded surface and can be chipped to make shards. One way to test. Loking this place you’re balancing in atm. x
yes i’m fairly certain it is basalt :)
One of my favorites, this is so sweet in its simplicity. Cheers!
Possibly Obsideon. Nature’s Glass also chipped by ancient cultures for arrowheads, weapons and cutting tools.
I love all kinds of stones and rocks when I was small I used to fill my pockets and all kinds of rock especially those that were in streams you found some beautiful ones in there the black were always my favorite too because they were different from the others The black almost look like Onyx the ones you have in this picture that’s what they look like to me just Beautiful !!!
You may want to contact the Colorado School of Mines in Golden for help with identification.
Marc Lapidary can you help?
Such a perfect shot….great photographer
This is beautiful and draws one into the scene. I thought hematite also.
Do you find these kinds of rocks everywhere, or just in some locations? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them, myself.
Just so cute and simple
They are fucking beautiful . :)
I’d love to know this location! Beautiful!
Where is this?
I look forward to your posts~~ makes me ^_^
I’m going to suggest obsidian too. I have a wind chime made from shards of it and it sounds like glass tinkling.
Where are you? Wonderfull picture by the way!
A new level of AWE.
I’d say basalt. I’d be surprised if obsidian would smooth like that in the water (although I’m no geologist), also obsidian feels and looks like glass. It would be obvious to the touch I would think.
Have never heard of them but I learn new things and am amazed all the time of the things right here now , heaven will be so amazing.
Looks like hematite. This photo is beyond words. It would be the perfect wall mural.
Stunning – as usual. I agree that it looks like obsidian.
Cassiterite ? Stalactitic provenance ?
Next time check for Olivine (lil green crystals), those are quite common on Basalt!)
Which lens r u using? (For this pic)
I’m leaning toward Basalt, where are you?
.a master piece !!!!
Denise Braga Lopes
Methinks Basaltic. It’s all like that here. Volcanic Archipelago etc..
And the answer is ??
This almost looks like a painting … love it ! Thanks
Looks and sounds like basalt to me. Find it in Maine?
Agate and jasper are both harder, and probably heavier (don’t know that for sure — never weighed them). Both come in beautiful patterns, though the known, super beautiful ones aren’t that easy to find. Hard to tell from the picture. The sound of glass could indicate obsidian, but obsidian is basically glass and would not be harder or heavier than granite. Agate could possibly make a glass sound. Can you see light through the rock edges? There’s a type of petrified wood called ironwood that you can make wood chimes out of. I don’t know that it would ever erode into such rounded shapes. If you can see any wood grain, it might be some other type. Best bet is to take a detailed close-up and see if you can send it to a member of a rock club in your area.
Looks so beautiful too! Another great job Michael.
Obsidian has conchoidal fracture like flint, hard but brittle, not as dense as basalt
Jessica – maybe you can help.
They look like Apache tears. or lava bombs.
This is legitimately one of the best photographs I’ve ever seen. Absolutely amazing!
Possibly obsidian? It’s volcanic glass; depends on where you are.
Obsidian conglomerate is my guess
Obsidian? (Volcanic glass)
Where are they,? We need the local rock and mineral society to know what the local possibilities are. …
Where did you find them?
L’eau est si belle oh la la
besides rock balancing,you also are an amazing photographer.
yes .. thats an incredible capture – the clouds, different color rocks, the water, shadows and reflections <3
Could be a new space age rock that was just discovered…
Wow~so beautiful! Sky Richarde !!! <3
it seems the closest match i can find is basalt! still uncertain.
Damn, this guy knows his rocks ^
Basalt! Was just playing with some on the North shore of Lake Superior.
i have a cache of them i handpicked sitting in spots all over the house.i love my gitcheegummi rocks!
Oh me too, my contraband from Gargantua Bay are prized possessions-we’re getting ready to move and we’re taking our rocks with us!
I agree that they are basalt, especially considering the beauties that lay about in the water. We massage therapist types use these for stone massage. And if you’ve never experienced such, I highly recommend you do so, immediately. :)
I say basalt also & agree that warm basalt stones on the body are life giving!!!
A heated basalt stone will melt through muscle tension like butter. The oiled stone, such a beauty.
Cole C. Pazar Oh, see I was totally thinking I was smart and going to say obsidian, but you skunked me with the “rounded” part. ‘Cause of course you’re right – obsidian has sharp edges and was used for tools, etc. You skunked me. DAMN, I thought I had it! :) Oh well, maybe I’ll be smart tomorrow
Obsidian isn’t always found broken, chipped/knapped, etc. It has a cortex, a rough cortex (outer covering). Maybe it’s basaltic obsidian??? Don’t give up, Michelle. You are plenty smart TODAY.
they are most definitely Basalt! :)
Great eye… wonderful light.
I was thinking it might be obsidian – before I saw the comments from others.
Do you know Barb or Ken or Chris?
I’ll pass it along to Kenneth R. Neuhauser & Kris Neuhauser!
Thanks! Gravity Glue is aka Michael Grab, I actually met him while he was balancing rocks in Boulder Creek! Your family would love his posts :)
Jordan Curtis prolly knows
If it isn’t hematite i would say possibly obsidian from the glass sound and being hard to balance due to smooth surface since it’s valcanic glass. Not the best with raw mineral like that, i know more about crystals
dragonglass-used to kill whitewalkers.
a colle en tabarnack ta Gravity Glue , jai resté collé au plafond pendant 3 jours :O
Merci, c’est magnifique !!!
If it sounds like glass then maybe obsidian – volcanic glass.
haematite is also another possibility, it contains a lot of iron which would make it heavier than most other rocks.
Almost looks like polished hematite in the pic.????
Jordan Curtis prolly knows