The beautiful ocean needs everyone’s protection to continuously preserve the most beautiful coastline. Each stone has evolved into its very unique self through mother nature’s refinement. Through art appreciation and observation of each and every stone’s changes in patterns at the exhibition room, spectators would further understand the relationships found in the natural environment; the exhibition hopes that its visitors will experience the calmness of the ocean.
Andesite Porphyry (Maifan Stone)
A critical identifying mineral of igneous rocks; a common mineral found in orogeny. Retail maifan stone is also known as “porphyries andesite” or “andesite porphyry”. Rice- or peanut-sized white anorthosite minerals spread all over the rock surface, hence its name maifan or wheat (rice) in Chinese.
Most people believe that through alteration or long-term weathering, this type of rock will be altered into materials of multiple loose holes or zeolite minerals with strong adsorption, which can absorb pungent smell and impurities in the water and release microelements and other minerals that are beneficial for the human body, possessing the ability to improve water quality.
It is the kind of mineral that contains the highest surface amount. It can be found in crystal glass, optical glass, porcelain, grinding material, gem, or accessory, and it is a fire-resistant material.
Hematite was a kind of smooth black stone used in early-day Taiwan by gold miners and jewelers in northern Taiwan, which was used to determine gold’s pureness. Lightly sketch a line over the stone using gold; if it’s pure gold, the line would appear slightly red, and if it’s 18K gold, the line would appear a bit white. Even though using this method is not absolutely accurate, it was considered an extremely convenient and practical way at the time. Consequently, local people called this kind of black stone the “gold-testing stone”.
Chloritoidite mineral is a schistose joint.
Quartz and Commensal Ore:
Liquid quartz at high temperature; placed for the second time into the sifts of the crude ore that has already formed into a mineral.
Volcanic rocks are functional green materials, which are extremely precious multiple-hole rocks formed by volcanic glass, minerals, and air bubbles after a volcanic eruption. Volcanic rocks have now been applied to wide arrays of areas, including architecture, hydraulics, grinding, filtration, BBQ charcoal, garden and woods landscaping, soilless culture, and appreciation pieces. The rocks serve irreplaceable purposes in various industries..