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Fallbrook, California

A volunteer named Mary shows off newly installed display cases at the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum in Fallbrook, California. The displays are so bright they overwhelmed my camera. Of course, that brightness makes the minerals and their descriptions very … Continue reading

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Word Count Out of Control!

I’ve reached 64,000 words with many more road trips and subjects to explain before my August deadline. I can easily see the word count going to 80,000. But my contract calls for 50,000 to 60,000. There is no way my … Continue reading

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New Post at SouthwestRockhounding.com

New post, simple yet vital for all wandering naturalists: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/12/02/take-location-photographs/ I had the pleasure today of meeting Jim Boone, a professional ecologist who maintains BirdandHike.com, the definitive resource to outdoor life around Las Vegas: https://birdandhike.com/ Jim was headed off to … 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 at SouthwestRockhounding.com

New post at SouthwestRockhounding.com: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/11/16/feldspar-and-quartz-crystals/

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A Stock Photography Tour of the Southwestern United States

I’m off to New Mexico and Arizona in the first week of October. I’ll be gone at least seven days, possibly ten, looking at rock shops, places to collect, museums, and natural wonders. Along the way I’ll be taking photographs … Continue reading

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Progress Report on My Book

With eleven months to go before my deadline of August 1, 2019, I’ve written approximately 28,000 words. My contract calls for a total of 50,000 to 60,000 words so I feel good about my progress. Ideally, I’d like to submit … Continue reading

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