Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Takin it easy

Hello beautifuls, We hope you can make it out to see us this weekend!

SATURDAY well be at Festival of the Americas on 6th ave between 42nd and 56th Street

& SUNDAY well be at the Columbus Avenue Fair on Columbus Avenue from 72nd to 66th Street

We have some new malachite pieces & this spectacular Cobalto Calcite from the Congo! Weve wire wrapped a few of them and they are coming out to be really powerful pieces!

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Ammonites and the Fibonacci Sequence

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What is the Fibonacci Sequence? Fibonacci sequence is a list of numbers where every number is the sum of the previous two. The Fibonacci sequence starts at 1 and grows infinitely: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 …Fibonacci

How does it relate to Ammonites?Ammonite shells are a naturally occurring example of the Fibonacci sequence. If you draw a quarter circle in each Fibonacci square, they connect to form an ever increasing spiral. Try to find the Fibonacci squares in your ammonite fossils – photocopy the fossil, then start at the very center by drawing two small boxes right next to each other. With most fossils, the first boxes are .25 cm by .25 cm. Continue drawing boxes with Fibonacci dimensions. You’ll notice that the spiral of the shell always falls within the Fibonacci squares.

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