Category Archives: rocks and lapidary

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation has begun fund raising to physically secure what’s known as the Silver Top Headframe, one of three located at the Mining Park. A headframe is the signature feature of any large mine, permitting the … Continue reading

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A Jumble of Colors from a Six Dollar Rock

These are extremely small vanadinite crystals, barely forming a red haze in a seemingly featureless six dollar rock from Arizona. Under the microscope, they present a wealth of red, with a few showing vanadinite’s true hexagonal crystals. Click on the … Continue reading

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We The Few

“We the few, who have done so much with so little, now attempt the impossible with nothing.” My week long road trip has returned me to a seemingly impossible problem: producing professional looking closeup and macro photography. I have located … Continue reading

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Another New Post At SouthwestRockhounding.com

My road trip and vacation  continued with a visit to the Rio Tinto: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/11/25/the-forty-mule-team-at-the-rio-tinto-mine-near-borax-california/

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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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