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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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Dendritic Agate
Dendritic Agate
Belt Buckle
Cinnebar
Cinnebar
Belt Buckle, the Cinnebar is from San Jose, Ca.
Boswani Agate
Boswani Agate
Ladies Arm Bracelet
Blue Topas
Blue Topas
Small Ladies neckless piece
Blue Sky agate
Blue Sky agate
Ladies Broach, the blue shy agate is from New Mexico
Blue Picture Agate
Blue Picture Agate
Slightly larger neckless piece
Blue Moon Stone
Blue Moon Stone
Ladies medium neckless piece
Amazonite
Amazonite
Silver belt buckle for men
 Tige Eye
Tige Eye
Ladies ear rings for pierced ears. From Africa:
Blue Sky Picture Agate
Blue Sky Picture Agate
Belt Buckle for a man
Stone Canyon Agate
Stone Canyon Agate
From Coalinga, Ca. area. Mens belt buckle
Berylluim
Berylluim
Beryliuim set in a silver Bolo tie piece
Birds Eye Rhyolite
Birds Eye Rhyolite
Rhyolite Bolo tie set in gold.
Black Jade
Black Jade
Black Jade ear rings. May be used for either normal or pierced ears.
Black Plume Agate
Black Plume Agate
Set in a man's silver belt buckle
Blue Mionstone
Blue Mionstone
Set in a gold pint
Limb Cast
Limb Cast
Small necklace piece
Charoite (Russia)
Charoite (Russia)
Charoite from Russia set in a Man's Bolo Tie.
Jet, Stick pen
Jet, Stick pen
Copper Ore
Copper Ore
Med. piece for a neckless
Corundum (Kunzite Rose)
Corundum (Kunzite Rose)
Men's western style belt buckle
Field Spar
Field Spar
A tie tack with Field Spar from Oregon
Fire Obsidian
Fire Obsidian
A nice neckless piece make from Oregon Fire Obsidian
Floride (Mexico)
Floride (Mexico)
A nice Bolo Tie setting from Floride mined in Mexico by a friends father.
Geode Center Agate
Geode Center Agate
A beautiful piece of Agate that was a surprise but pleasing to work on.
Geode Agate
Geode Agate
Mens smaller western belt. set in stainless.
Geode Groth Agate
Geode Groth Agate
Another find when cutting and made into a Bolo Tie
Goldstone
Goldstone
Nice piece set in silver for a neckless
Missouri Lace Agate
Missouri Lace Agate
Necklace piece that looks quite the same, front and back
Montana Fern Agate
Montana Fern Agate
Small necklace piece
Montana Firn Agate
Montana Firn Agate
Montana Fire agate does well by it's self.
Moon Agate
Moon Agate
Bracelets are difficult because you never know a ladies wrist size.
Moss Agate
Moss Agate
Medium piece for a necklace. Quite attractive when worn.
Obsidean Flow (Oregon)
Obsidean Flow (Oregon)
Stand alone necklace piece
Onyx
Onyx
Made into a beautiful necklace piece
Yellow Agate
Yellow Agate
From Oregon. A nice looking western belt buckle.
Opal, (Australia)
Opal, (Australia)
Australian Opals make into a beautiful thing to wear.
Peach Aventurine
Peach Aventurine
Men's western belt buckle
Picture Agate
Picture Agate
Bolo tie, very attractive.
Ruby Quartz
Ruby Quartz
Easy to work with, medium size piece to wear.
Skin Jasper
Skin Jasper
Set into a solid silver mens western belt buckle.
Sunspot Geode Agate
Sunspot Geode Agate
Another bracelet for the young lady that it will fit.
Tiger Eye (Africa)
Tiger Eye (Africa)
Set in it's own 18" chain.
White Jasper
White Jasper
Fair size for wearing on a neckless
White Obsidean
White Obsidean
Yellow Berryessa Agate
Yellow Berryessa Agate
Found in the mountains east of San jose, Ca. Nice neckless piece
Purple Quartz
Purple Quartz
Nice piece to wear on a neckless
Petrified Saddle Mt. Wood.
Petrified Saddle Mt. Wood.
Medium size to wear on a neckless
Labradorite (Canada)
Labradorite (Canada)
The stone is found in Canada and is a nice looking piece to wear.
Jade (Feather River, Ca)
Jade (Feather River, Ca)
Nice piece of jade found while hiking in Ca. Look nice on a neckless
Black Onyx with Opal.
Black Onyx with Opal.
Was asked to mount the opal by a beautiful lady that could no longer wear it as mounted. Set in in the black onyx to show off the Opal.
Ruby Laser Corundum on Field Spar.
Ruby Laser Corundum on Field Spar.
Set the Ruby into the Field Spar to better show the Ruby. Had the setting for over 2 years before I thought of this presentation.
Orange Alabaster
Orange Alabaster
Mounted in a ladies belt buckle
Agate (Ruby Valley}
Agate (Ruby Valley}
One of the first circular neckless pieces. Shows well
Jasper with Opal
Jasper with Opal
Small neckless piece of Jasper with a natural opal interior
Sapphire
Sapphire
Man grown Sapphire that presents it's self well.
Amber
Amber
Over 1 million years old and expensive to work with, but makes into a striking piece to wear.
Citrine Quartz
Citrine Quartz
My first 18" strung neckless using Citrine quartz and gold spacers.
Quartz
Quartz
My second neckless that I strung with different Quartz and various Silver spacers.
Pearl & Quartz
Pearl & Quartz
My third strung neckless using real pearls that I brought back from Japan, selected quartz and silver beads.
Copper Cast w/ ceramic flowers
Copper Cast w/ ceramic flowers
My first use of copper cast waste to show off ceramic flowers and polished stones.
Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire
Fairly large to be worn on a heaver neckless
Blue Lace Agate (Africa)
Blue Lace Agate (Africa)
Neckless piece set in silver.
Snyder Ranch Agate
Snyder Ranch Agate
Wester Belt showing a beautiful view of earth and sky.
Chrsocolla in Quartz
Chrsocolla in Quartz
Another beautiful presentation of color that you don't see until cut.
Tiger Eye (Australia)
Tiger Eye (Australia)
Tiger eye cut in a cross and mounted in silver on the back side of the Fire Agate.
Fire Agate
Fire Agate
Fire gate mounted in silver on the back side of Tiger Eye.
Pink Opalite
Pink Opalite
Earrings for pierced ears.
Pua Shell
Pua Shell
Earrings for pierced ears
Batroydial Jade
Batroydial Jade
Set in Gold for the normal ear.
Fire Opal in Black Matrix
Fire Opal in Black Matrix
Bolo tie that displays in beauty the light moving constantly throught the stone
Biggs Picture Jasper
Biggs Picture Jasper
An attractive natural picture for a man's western belt buckle.
Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian
Western mens' belt buckle set in brass
Picture Malachite
Picture Malachite
Picture malachite spots of blueAzurite set in a Bolo tie.
Fern within Quartz.JPG
Fern within Quartz.JPG
A beautiful stone set in a man's belt buckle.
Angel Wing Jasper.JPG
Angel Wing Jasper.JPG
Lake Superior Agate.JPG
Lake Superior Agate.JPG
Medium size belt buckle with the stone being from Lake Superior Michigan.
Blue Sky Agate.JPG
Blue Sky Agate.JPG
Amethyst, Opal,Diamond.JPG
Amethyst, Opal,Diamond.JPG
Contains 9 small opals, 3 diamonds and the center being a type of Amethyst.Mounted on a gold back plate /5" x 7/16". I hope it holds together.
Black Onyz w: Alymite.JPG
Black Onyz w: Alymite.JPG
It's a lot like the pendent that I made with the Opel inset, but with this the inset is make from Alymite. I'm a little worried about the gold chain holding, but worth the try.
Agate:Lake Superior a.JPG
Agate:Lake Superior a.JPG
It's not the best setting but the stone shows up according to the light it is exposed to. Thus view a. & b. You have to like large pieces to enjoy: 1.75" x 2.5"
Agate:Lake Superior b..JPG
Agate:Lake Superior b..JPG
It's not the best setting but the stone shows up according to the light it is exposed to. Thus view a. & b. You have to like large pieces to enjoy: 1.75" x 2.5"
Petrified Algae.JPG
Petrified Algae.JPG
The pendent is about the size of a half dollar coin set in a gold band. The stone is petrified algae a few million years old.
Silver Dollar.JPG
Silver Dollar.JPG
Mounted at the request of a 15 year old that didn't wish to lose her dollar. Mounted in a silver frame with silver necklace.
Amber mounted in 14k gold.JPG
Amber mounted in 14k gold.JPG
Mounted to teach young ladies the purpose of jewelry and to ask what it is made from as they grow
32mm shell casing w/ stainless insert.JPG
32mm shell casing w/ stainless insert.JPG
The shell case was found by a young lady that asked if I could mount it for her. Made sure the shell had been fired. Inserted a stainless steel insert that had been filed to size. drilled through the indent made when fired, added epoxy and mounted the necklace flange to to fit a configured necklace.
Gold Sagenite Agate.JPG
Gold Sagenite Agate.JPG
This pendent is made with gold color showing through the quartz in Sagenite Agate. The silver additions help focus attention to beautiful formation within the Agate.
Sunday wear.JPG
Sunday wear.JPG
Three years of mounting, not being satisfied, striping and re-thinking. Finished at last. Size: (3" x 2") with 22" chain, finish in silver.
Rare Variscite:Germany.JPG
Rare Variscite:Germany.JPG
Setting is 1" x 2". Quite different from common variscite. Diamond is set where a single small niche appeared. Of the two small rocks I had, I was only able to obtain four small slabs of this size. It speaks well of what you find within stones when cut.
Blue Agate.JPG
Blue Agate.JPG
1.5" x 2" silver inlaid with Blue Agate. Modified from a ring that stood to far above the finger. Removed the ring, modified the back and added the neckless retainer.
Crystal: imbedded fern w inset Ruby.JPG
Crystal: imbedded fern w inset Ruby.JPG
1.25" x .75" x .25". A form of crystal with an imbedded fern, inset with a small ruby. The unit encased with silver wire.
Biggs Picture Jasper.jpg
Biggs Picture Jasper.jpg
Man's wester style belt buckle set with a piece of Biggs Picture Jasper.
Mexican Geode.jpg
Mexican Geode.jpg
Ladies 18" necklace containing a small Mexican geode that had a hollow, crystal lines cavity in the center.
Virgin Valley Opal.jpg
Virgin Valley Opal.jpg
Small 3/4" x 1.5" Virgin Vally Opal. The opals within the unit show very well when hit by sunlight. The color very interesting to see.

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