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Mexican Amethyst
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.12.2013 | Filed under: Beginners

If you could choose anything in the world, imagine for a moment what would you want out of your ideal hobby, pursuit or passion – what would it give you? What if mineral collecting could give you all of these things? If you’ve never thought much about mineral collecting before you may be thinking I’m crazy… but read more and see if you still think so…

Field
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.26.2013 | Filed under: Beginners

There is nothing cooler or more exhilarating than being in an amazing place in the outdoors or underground, reaching into a freshly opened pocket, and pulling out an awesome crystal specimen that no human eyes have ever seen before. Welcome to mineral collecting at its best…

Loupe
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.26.2013 | Filed under: Beginners

The single most fundamental skill you require, if you want to challenge yourself to become a mineral collector, is the skill to identify minerals. The basics are easy, and once you learn them you never lose them. This is the key to knowing when a mineral specimen is worthy of your collection…

Dioptase
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.26.2013 | Filed under: Beginners

Once you’re ready to move on from the Beginners page, here’s where to go next!