I've been collecting minerals most of my life, but in the last 10 years, I've really gotten into it. I've grown up in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana) and do most of my collecting here, but I have been known to go to California, Nevada, Utah, and Canada to collect also. I would like to do some collecting in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, New England states, and the Carolinas (anyone have some sites they would like to show me). My real love is pegmatites, give me a hammer and a chisel, then stand back.
This page is still construction.
A lot of it has been digitized, now working on fine tuning the format
Here's what I've got so far,Collection
New camera is here, an Olympus D600L. This is not a trip report, but a show report. Each Fall, Bob Jackson, the owner and operator of the Spruce Claim in Washington state has an open house, here is some of the things at that show.
Northwest Opal Association
LR Reams Publishing Home Page
Washington State Mineral Council
USGS Ask a Geologist
Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection
Trinity Mineral Company
The OsoSoft Mineral Connection
Picture Rocks Arizona Rockhound
Confession of a Rockhound
Olympic Mountain Gems
Gems, Rocks and Minerals
Wilensky Mineral Video
Utah Mineral and Fossil Inc.
Lightening Ridge Opals
Welcome to Opals Direct
The Arkenstone Home Page
Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
Down Under Opal
Australian Opal Mines
The House of Tibara (Opals)
Send me mail at Corky's Rocks