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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