As part of a continuing program to document notable mineral occurrences in Southern California a group of Southern California Friends of Mineralogy volunteers including Walter Margerum, Garth Bricker, Paul Malone, Jennifer Rohl, Bob Reynolds, and myself spent some time during 2001 surveying the Mount General area, which is located about 6 miles northwest of Barstow CA, or about 5 miles north of the Lenwood exit off of I-15. The most up-to-date an..
Collecting at the Lincoln (Nelson Aggregates) Quarry, Beamsville OntarioBy: Michal Adamowicz, rockhoundHail all. Here is a short account of my collecting adventure at the Lincoln Quarry outside of Beamsville, Ontario. This was a unique trip for me as it was my first large scale operational quarry that I have ever visited. Most of the sites I visit are overgrown, & abandoned small mines. This was quite a change.First of all the quarry unfortunatel..
Collecting at the Canal Dump (Montrose Occurrence) Niagara FallsBy: Michal Adamowicz, rockhoundHail all. Here is an article regarding a great collecting site that soon will be gone.The Montrose Occurrence (also known as the canal dump) is an excellent collecting site for people of all ages as it is very easily accessible. This site is also located within an hours drive to multiple major cities in Southern Ontario, Canada: GTA, St. Catherines,& Ha..
Changsha Minerals & Gem Market as second Professional minerals market in China, located in Changsha city, HuNan province, China, want to find them? I think just take a taxi and tell taxi drive find a rock market, LOL, normally they can send you to there, I did such things successfully before :-)they organized their first minerals show there in Nov 2009. Changsha dealers team as grand old man of China Minerals, I respect them and their effort very..
We started a minerals hunting trip in Jiangxi province during the 21th,Jan-25th,Jan 2010. Weather is a little bit cold now and our spring festival is coming, during these days, we have had wonderful time there, though a little rainning there...Here is a short report, hope you would like to have a look.You can found some info show spring will coming after the winter, still some cute green, the landscape around the miner or miner dealer home.Photo ..
IntroductionDigital photography is a very powerfull tool to document a large number of collectible objects like mineral specimens.Documenting a complete collection with several thousand specimens was in the times of analog photography a expensive project, mostly because of cost of color slides and prints, but also frustrating because of the low speed of the procedure.Now in 2008 the digital photography provides tools to produce pictures of minera..
A lot of rockhounds and enthusiasts clearly appreciate the hazards of handling radioactive specimens well enough, but there may be some who investigate properly only after they‘ve started collecting, and understandably (although needlessly) get a bit concerned. My intention with this short discussion is to highlight some key issues, and hopefully to encourage people to read up on the topic and inform themselves.Everything is radioactive to some ..
Bernardo Hariat, Pedro Fiflet, and Frank Salmons, discoverers and owners of Pala kunzite mine in San Diego County, California—The only deposit of its kind in the worldKunzite the PreciousBy William B. GrossThe discovery of a new gem is always extremely interesting and scientists throughout the world are always anxious to know the gem‘s analysis, its various properties and in what form nature has produced her latest novelty. At present the ..