When did you begin collecting minerals (approximately)?
January 8, 1956
How do you build your mineral collection?
Buy, Self collect, Trade
Do you have any special interests? If so, please tell us what they are.
buying an opal cutter/polisher to finish some of my own opals collected in Nevada including one specimen that has a unique shape resembling the lower part of the United States of America. It has never been touched by a tool of any sort and yet it looks like it has been cut to the unique shape of the US. It was taken out of the ground in Nevada, July 2011. I have been collecting rocks and gems all of my life.