From the perspective of our busy lives, it is easy
to mistakenly view the world as a static,
unchanging place. We forget that the Earth has
known more landscapes than we can imagine.
The varied landscapes of Earth form, change and
disappear over time. Countless landscapes have
come and gone, never to be seen again. As land
changes and erodes, minerals are released and
carried by water. This is the beginning of a
process—a work of art—that takes millions of
years to complete. This process is the formation
of quartz agate and crystals.