He loved the red gold of the sunstone
, and the moonstone's pearly whiteness, and the broken rainbow of the milky opal.
The judges also acknowledged Sunstones onsite walking trail, fitness room, employee health initiatives, and company-organized participation in local running and walking events.
For the fourth consecutive year, Sunstone Circuits has been named one of the Healthiest Employers of Oregon.
Even when the sun is hidden behind clouds or just below the horizon, it is possible to pinpoint its location by detecting the polarization of light Scientists have thought that Vikings' sunstones may have been made of a kind of calcite crystal called Iceland spar, which is "birefringent," meaning that it splits the light that enters it and produces a double image.
No intact sunstones have been found at known Viking sites, so it's still unclear if Icelandic spar really was the sunstone featured in their sagas.
The researchers also indicated that the failure so far to find intact sunstones in Viking burial sites might be due to the practice of cremating warriors, which would have caused the delicate crystals to shatter.
Scientists have been trying to find evidence of the so-called sunstone after it was described in one Icelandic saga as a magical gem which, when held up to sky, would reveal the position of the sun even before dawn or after sunset.
Viking stories mention that objects called sunstones
were used in navigation, but archaeologists can only guess at what they were - or even if they existed at all.
is what these sparklers of the purple sage country are commonly called now, and their glitter in hues of yellow, pink, red and (rarely) blue and green attracts people looking for a gem of an adventure - and maybe a chance to make a little money.
This term we have been making Aztec sunstones
using clay; we painted them using vibrant colours and glazed them.
As the series begins, the sunstones
seem to be running low on batteries - T.
To check whether sunstones
would work better, in 2005 they measured the polarization pattern of the entire sky under a range of weather conditions during a crossing of the Arctic Ocean on the Swedish icebreaker Oden5, 6.