High Magmafication
("Music, Music, Music")

The Pick and Hammer Club of the U.S. Geological Survey

Lithosphere (April 1994); Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.; Fallbrook, CA

Drop another crystal in
To the mixture alkaline;
That's the way that you begin,
Granite, granite, granite.

When you get it good and hot,
Put some potash in the pot,
Stir it well until you've got,
Granite, granite, granite.

Water. Pour in some water.
Your recipe will really be in style,
If the water's juvenile.

In the salts and bases throw;
In the pot they all must go;
When it's finished out will flow,
Granite, granite, granite.

Add a dash of CO2,
Not as limestone -- that's taboo!
Gee, it's fun to barbecue,
Granite, granite, granite.

Now some quartz, but not too much,
Then some mica -- just a touch;
Who has seen the likes of such,
Granite, granite, granite?

Closer, my boy, look closer!
You see, the textures clearly demonstrate,
It hardens from the liquid state.

Stir it with a rod of glass,
To homogenize the mass;
Even Nature can't surpass,
Our Granite, granite, granite.

The preceding article was published in the April 1994 issue of Lithosphere, the official bulletin of the Fallbrook [California] Gem and Mineral Society, Inc; Richard Busch (Editor).

The material is in the public domain, and may be republished freely.

Last updated: 18 September 2002