On the rocks there are many different surface coatings.  Some are biological, others are mineral in nature and not natural.  The mineral coatings come in all different colors and flavors.  I have had over 20 of these coatings analyzed by X-ray Diffraction.  The mineral combinations found are bizarre.


The first sample coating tested was a white glass coating on a piece of Shasta andesite. The glass turned out to be 98% quartz (SiO2)..

There is no geological process in nature which can account for the source of the quartz or the continuous source of heat with a minimum of 1700°C (3,000°F) needed to melt the quartz.  This coating required a technology.

 First 3 photos are original rock after cleaning off a thick layer of rock inhabiting fungi.  The 4th is where Attard Minerals had to grind off a piece to test.  Look closely at the edges of bare areas in the first 3 photos.

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The second sample tested was 88% quartz.  It was taken from a rock that is still in situ.

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Looking deeper into the white coatings reveled many others tested positive for calcite and analyses came back with bizarre minerals and/or combinations of said bizzare minerals. (Will put up analyses results in this sections.)

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Colored coatings:

   Inside of cave in equinox point