Category Archives: rocks and lapidary

New Post to SouthwestRockhounding.com

On indoor photography and light boxes: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/11/11/gearing-up-for-photos/ (external link)

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New Post to SouthwestRockhounding.com

Today’s entry to SouthwestRockhounding.com. Read all about phyllite and photography!    

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In Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park

A hiker crests a hill on the way to the Fire Maze. His only companion, a trail marker at the top. Black and white and white leaves the lines of the earth bare. I think of Kate Bush: And if … Continue reading

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Upcoming Tour of Arizona and New Mexico

To research and take photographs for my book I am leaving soon for a week-long tour of Arizona and New Mexico. Click here for an interactive map of the places I hope to visit. Mad driving, impossible distances, too many … Continue reading

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All The Things I Can’t Tell You!

I’m having all sorts of fun and sometimes terrifying experiences connected to writing my book. But I can’t post what I discover here because that content needs to go into the book. It’s very frustrating since I am used to … Continue reading

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My New Website is Taking Shape

I’m building a website to support my book. The trick is providing interesting content that does not duplicate what the book will contain. I can have photos, but anything posted must be low resolution and not something that might appear … Continue reading

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My Prospecting Life in Two Definitions

These two definitions are going in my book. They come from a door stop of a title,  A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms, published in 1968 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It’s 1,269 pages and it … Continue reading

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