Sunday, March 20, 2016

Gem museum in Coolidge drawing visitors

Gem museum in Coolidge drawing visitors: COOLIDGE — The Artisan Village of Coolidge’s Pinal Gem and Mineral Museum has become a hot spot in the county.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rocks on Mars!

It probably comes as no surprise to most of you, but there are rocks on Mars. It is only recently though, that we have begun to learn what kinds of rocks can be found there, and what they tells us about the red planet. Click the link to learn more.

Rocks on Mars!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Crystallography & Mineralogy

I have been on a tear to improve my education in relation to geology, and minerals in particular. I came across a series of lectures on youtube that I am currently making my way through. I am sharing this with the hope it might also help you. If you click the playlist icon on the bottom control bar the list of lectures.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Our first show!


This past weekend the wife and I attended the Flagg Mineral Foundation's Gem and Mineral Show as vendors for the first time. We had a great time and met some great people. It was a good show with some amazing minerals for sale, but it was hampered by unpredictable weather. Sadly attendance fluctuated throughout the show due to the brief on and off rains, and sales were slow.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Into The Lost Crystal Caves

Check out this complete documentary from National Geographic on the giant crystal caves of the Naica Mine. Truly awe inspiring.