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TUCSON, MINERAL INVESTING AND KEEPING IT, CHEAP ?


In mid January to mid February of 2015 I, and a few other KGMS friends, spent some time in Tucson for the city’s annual gathering of Rockhounds. For those of you that have never visited this almost two and a half week event it is a little hard to explain. Just try to vision, several locations...


Mineral Collecting


Articles on the buying and the finding of minerals.

IT IS OK TO BE DIFFERENT


Newcomers to the Mineral Collecting hobby are often surprise to discover other collectors do not share their particular mineral interest.


Mineral Collectors are a diverse group of people but in many ways we are the same.


I am a mineral collector because I am fascinated by what mother nature is able to...


BUYING MINERALS - PRICE, VALUE


Cost of Minerals


One of the shocks for anyone returning to the Mineral Market after being gone a few years is how prices for quality specimens have gone sky high. Still, there seems to be a lot of range in the price of similar looking specimens.


Some of the reasons Mineral prices have increased: • ..

SHOWING OFF YOUR MINERALS


Walking around a Mineral Show, it is easy to spot that stand out specimens setting on the nice display stand but can you spot that one that isn't standing out but has potential? ...


Mineral Aqusition catagories - specimen grade to World Class


I try to define how a mineral fits in to a particular acquisition category. These are my created definitions based on my experience, others might see it differently.


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Field Collecting - Petrified wood Collecting at the Dobell Ranch


In early 2015 my friend Denise and I spend a day at the DoBell Ranch, each of us filling up a 5 gallon pail with colorful pieces of Petrified Wood. ...


MICROMOUNTS - COLLECTING SMALL


Walking around a Mineral Show, it is easy to spot that stand out specimens setting on the nice display stand but can you spot that one that isn't standing out but has potential? ...


DIG YOUR OWN ROCK AND MINERALS


Interested in collecting your own minerals from the earth?  No mater where you live rocks and minerals are all around you.  You might even have a major mineralogical find in your backyard.  ...