The Coso Artifact, Real or ???

The Coso Artifact, Real or ??? »

The Coso Artifact was found by rock and geode hunters Mike Mikesell, Virginia Maxey and Wallace Lane. On February 13, 1961, the trio

How To Grow Bismuth Crystals

How To Grow Bismuth Crystals »

Bismuth is one of the easiest and prettiest metal crystals that you can grow yourself. The crystals have

The Lure of Malachite

The Lure of Malachite »

Malachite is a famous and very popular semi-precious stone. It is named for the Greek word for “mallow”, a green herb. Its

For the Love of Garnet

For the Love of Garnet »

Garnet crystals are a favorite with mineral collectors and jewelry makers, both. The gem crystals can be faceted into beautiful stones

Imperial Valley (CA) Concretions

Imperial Valley (CA) Concretions »

Some of the most interesting geological specimens that I have ever collected are the weird sand formations and concretions near

The Himalaya Mine, California

The Himalaya Mine, California »

The Himalaya Mine is privately owned by Lithaurum LLC. Rock hounds are allowed to dig tourmalines from the mine ore.  More information