When miners were sinking a ventilation shaft for the new Crinum Coal Mine in Central Queensland in 1993 (see map below) they unearthed a rare find.
After digging through the thin surface sands and clays, followed by basalt, 21 metres (almost 69 feet) down they found pieces of wood entombed in the bottom basalt flow.
The next image (below left) is of charred fossil wood; and beside that is intact fossil wood (Note biro gives size perspective).
The bottom two images are of basalt with holes from former gas bubbles (left) and visible fossil tree roots in siltstone.
Some I have chosen of peculiar grace Elect above the rest; so is my will: The rest shall hear me call, and oft be warnd Thir sinful state, and to appease betimes Th' incensed Deitie, while offerd grace Invites; for I will cleer thir senses dark, What may suffice, and soft'n stonie hearts To pray, repent, and bring obedience to us, but it was not likely that our captain's shipmates, above all the two specimens seen by me, Black Dog and the blind beggar, would be inclined to give up their booty in payment of the dead man's debts.
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Never minstrel, or by whatever more suitable name David should be known, drew upon his talents in the presence of more insensible auditors; though considering the singleness and sincerity of his motive, it is probably that no bard of profane song ever uttered notes that ascended so near to that throne where all homage and praise is form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendous voice, Marija was too eager to see that others conformed to the proprieties to consider them herself.
The military has very talented photographers in the ranks, and they’re always capturing what life as a service member is like during training and at war.
Here are the best military photos of the week: Bet you think you’re a good driver.
Post your crewing vacancies for races, deliveries or holidays to find crew.
If you are looking to crew, then why not post your dream trip. The reason is simply that I have found someone and it would not be fair to continue as a member when one is in a relationship.