Digging the Great Salt Plains

Selenite crystals with a distinctive hourglass inclusion can be found in only one place on this planet.

My favorite crystal is selenite, one of the crystalline forms of gypsum. Several years ago I had heard about selenite crystals with a distinctive hourglass inclusion, Continue reading “Digging the Great Salt Plains”

The Best Tools and Tips for the Beginner Rock Hound

If you love rocks, you’re in!

Merriam-Webster defines rock hound as a specialist in geology. In my opinion, if you love rocks, you’re in. Rock hunting is fascinating, it’s fun, it’s exciting, and don’t tell the children but, it is educational too. It’s a great way to get the entire family off of the couch and into the great outdoors. Continue reading “The Best Tools and Tips for the Beginner Rock Hound”

Diamond Hunting

The only producing diamond mine in the world where you can dig your own is right here in the U.S.A.

The only producing diamond mine in the world where you can dig your own is right here in the U.S.A. Since 1906 people have been finding diamonds in Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park. One of the world’s few colorless, internally flawless diamonds, the Strawn-Wagner Diamond, was found at the Crater in 1990. Continue reading “Diamond Hunting”