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Who ever would have thought that some of the most interesting stones can only be mined at low tide off of the coast of Madagascar (ocean/orbicular jasper) or that this really phenomenal pink stone (Rhodochrosite) comes from the inside of a stalactite? Or what about a stone where there is only a pocket of one square kilometer in the Dominican Republic and then it is gone? (Larimar)

I began collecting rocks when I was seven. My grandfather was a geologist at a University in Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He knew the greatest things about rocks and geology. One of his first contributions to my collection was a trilobite. He had stories for every rock in my collection. One of my favorite stories was when he told me about a student who said it was a"nice" rock that they were sitting on. My grandfather agreed it was gneiss.

My father also became interested in stones in his…

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  • Born on September 23
  • Joined November 3, 2011

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natural semi precious gemstones in all colors but favor the cool colors of greens, blues, purples and pinks with touches of silver

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Who ever would have thought that some of the most interesting stones can only be mined at low tide off of the coast of Madagascar (ocean/orbicular jasper) or that this really phenomenal pink stone (Rhodochrosite) comes from the inside of a stalactite? Or what about a stone where there is only a pocket of one square kilometer in the Dominican Republic and then it is gone? (Larimar)

I began collecting rocks when I was seven. My grandfather was a geologist at a University in Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He knew the greatest things about rocks and geology. One of his first contributions to my collection was a trilobite. He had stories for every rock in my collection. One of my favorite stories was when he told me about a student who said it was a"nice" rock that they were sitting on. My grandfather agreed it was gneiss.

My father also became interested in stones in his later years, but with a twist. He liked lapidary work and over the years collected equipment to cut stones and make beautiful jewelry.

When working on pieces, I like to lay them out and then "walk around" them for a few days to see if I like the combinations. I enjoy the rich colors and visual textures that natural gemstones have to offer. My Dad's favorite stone "jasper ," which seems to come infinite varieties, has become one of my favorite stones as well.

P. S. In my spare time, I like to read, vacation and teach to support my habits.....

"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."

- Albert Einstein

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