Filed under: regular postings — Gary October 19, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

A shout out to the Agate Lady.  Very interesting/artistic pictures she has posted on her blog.

After more than a million miles of corporate travel, I moved to my family’s home town of Grand Marais, MI in 1994. I now operate the Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum as well as earn a living as a mineral artist. I hope that this blog will help me share my adventures and art with family, friends, museum patrons, and customers. You can learn more about the museum at


Check out all her pictures here:

American Opal Society- 44th Annual OPAL & GEM SHOW

Filed under: Coming Events — Gary @ 10:11 pm

The American Opal Society proudly presents its:

44th Annual OPAL & GEM SHOW

Come visit the Biggest Opal Show in the USA!!!

Opal and Gem Dealers from around the USA and Australia
Rough and Cut Opals and other gemstones; jewelry & supplies
Hugh Raffle with prizes of gemstones, jewelry, tools
Free Gem Seminars with Paid Admission
Free Demonstrations on gemstone cutting, jewelry making

Saturday, 10am-6pm, November 5, 2011
Sunday, 10am-5pm, November 6, 2011

White House / West Wing Event Center

White House / West Wing Event Center 1238 S. Beach Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92804

Located within the Hobby City / Adventure City complex,
at the southeast corner of Beach Blvd. and Ball St.

Plenty of Free Parking

Admission $3.00, children under 15 FREE.
One FREE raffle ticket is included with each paid admission.



Click here for Google Directions

Contact: Pete Goetz (714) 530-3530

Dealer Inquiries welcome

The American Opal Society is a 503(c)3 educational non-profit organization, whose primary purpose is promoting interest and knowledge of the precious gem opal.

National Fossil Day

Filed under: Coming Events — Gary October 12, 2011 @ 10:57 pm
National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day

Happy National Fossil Day !

Go here for the official website-

October 12th, 2011

MISSION: National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

Graves Mountain, GA

Filed under: regular postings — Gary @ 12:44 pm

Anyone ever been to Graves Mountain?  If not here’s your chance!  I wrote about this place waaay back in 2006 -Click Here for that article-

Graves Mountain

Graves Mountain

Graves Mountain Map

Graves Mountain Map

Graves Mountain Field Trip 10/29-30/11

To All Rockhounds -

I am hosting a field trip to the Graves Mountain, GA area on 10/29-30/11.

We will spend Saturday, 10/29/11,  collecting at Graves Mountain.

You can keep everything you find.

The cost is free but a small donation to the caretaker is appreciated.

We will spend Sunday, 10/30/11, collecting at Jackson’s Crossroads Amethyst Mine starting at 9AM sharp.

You can keep everything you find.

No children under age 12 allowed.

The cost is $25/person/day, cash only. Please try to have exact change.

Headquarters will be the Jameson Inn in Washington, GA, (706)678-7925.

Rooms are $69/night and they have a washing station for rock hounds out back.

This field trip is open to anyone who wants to go.

You can attend one or both days.


Ed Tindell

2011 Field Trip Coordinator

Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society