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Welcome to my photo galleries.

I’m not a geologist, archaeologist, or a scientific person that would know of a rock’s name when I picked it up. I always enjoyed hiking and might be called a funologist (he, he, he).

The names associated with the pictures of the rocks may, or may not be correct. The names come from the local area where the specimen was found, the rock store I was visiting, provided by the person finding that particular rock other then myself, or my search for the best description I could find. Every rock has a name, but if you disagree with the name assigned, please post your comments and I’ll follow up the best I can. Each picture was taken in my rock picture studio located in my garage. There, I house well over 400 different types of stones from around the world, that I cut, polish and put into jewelry as seen in the second catalog titled Items Made.

The forest pictures are actuals taken within the mountains and valleys. Use your imagination to see what might lie within your thoughts and what you might see when hiking or walking the good old USA.

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Rock Identification

Rocks are special to children and the most common comment is: “Dad/Mom, look what I found. What is it?” I hope the following pictures will assist in answering the child’s questions.
Opal, Iron Matrix (Australia) (b)

Items Made

Items are are from rocks and precious stones that I have collected from around the world, over the last 80 plus years. I cut, design, size, polish, and place them in mountings that are acceptable to those that desire to wear them or show in display at their residence.
Dendritic Agate

Forest & World Views

Views from the Valley of the Digadoos and surrounding forest,
Door to the Land of Noso

2 Responses to Photos

    • I build/design/cut to discover what nature has in rocks, crystals, minerals and what a person might enjoy wearing and telling others about. I place those items on display and usually give to those that really like them. It’s nice to hear a person say, “Can you believe this was once a rock?” Getting to be more difficult with the price of gold and silver becoming so expensive. Just have to find another way of mounting that I can afford and like.