hail:

Frozen raindrops that look like pellets of ice. Hail forms in thunderclouds, where raindrops are frozen; they grow in size as they are tossed about by strong winds. Hailstones are larger pellets or balls of hail that fall during a hailstorm. Hailstones may grow as large as oranges or grapefruit.…

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Seymour Simon’s striking new book, ROCKS AND MINERALS, is being published on August 15th (available for pre-order now on Amazon). Here’s an interview with Kirkus about his connection to rock-hounding, the process of making this book, his views on teaching…

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