Category Archives: rocks and lapidary

Field Trip in California’s Mojave Desert Coming Up!

I’ve been to this rock shop several times and gone out on one of their field trips. Highly recommended to do both. If you can’t catch this trip, check out their schedule for future events. Only fifty people permitted on … Continue reading

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Non-collecting area but a nice place to spend a few hours near Las Vegas. Went looking for an old mine but had to turn around when the road changed into a Jeep trail. Managed to make it back. Many interesting … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Quartzsite

Update! I’ve posted some of my Quartzsite experience here. It’s at my book site: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2019/01/19/a-little-from-quartzsite/  Quartzsite is a small town in the Arizona desert that each year plays host to rock and gem enthusiasts from all over the world. These … Continue reading

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Goldfield Gemfield Gem Claims Update

My second article for Rock & Gem Magazine was on the Gemfield Gem claims (internal link) outside of Goldfield, Nevada. The claims are a major source of fine chalcedony. Sharon Artlip, one of the two claim owners, now has a … Continue reading

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Lost and Found in T.S. Eliot

My book is about rockhounding and prospecting in the Southwestern United States. At its heart is exploring. In peppering my book with quotations, I’ll have some thoughts from people who have wandered the world. But all that exploring may come … Continue reading

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New Post At SouthwestRockhounding.com

https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/12/19/mining-by-mail/

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New Post At SouthwestRockhounding.com

Going to Tucson this February to see The Big Show? Better read this post: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/12/15/tucson-and-parking/

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