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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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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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Close Up Photography

Close up or macro photography is expensive and challenging. Never-the-less, it can bring to life specimens you’ve self-collected or bought at rock shops or over the internet. This is a picture of native copper. I bought the material for a … 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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