Monday, August 8, 2011

A Vagina Stone Monologue

For some time now I have noted with a mix of scientific curiosity mixed with a dose of testosterone the structural similarity these chalcedony roses (also known as conchas) have to a most remarkable part of a woman's physical anatomy. After numerous discussions in recent years with various male and female admirers of stones (and in many cases of vaginas as well) I have come to realize I'm hardly the only person to make this connection. I mention this not to be vulgar in any way but since nobody else seems to have mentioned it on the internet I figure I might as well be the one. For those of you not "getting" my title it is simply a catchy (I hope) derivation of the now-infamous Vagina Monologues. For all the talk about phallic-looking stones such as stalactite formations of various mineral types like quartz and malachite and even calcium carbonate it deserves to be officially stated that the ladies are represented in the mineralogical world. 
Chalcedony Roses from the Turtle Mountains of California.

Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)


  1. As the 17th century poet said, "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may..." Don't think he meant rockhounding, though. :-)

  2. I think that poor girl has been sitting in the bath tub too long. Interesting interpretation, Kim.