Intrigued by a series of seemingly random suggestions that we take a trip to Saltville, Virginia, we discovered why getting there is so fascinating.
Destinations for fellow rockhounds: where to collect minerals at designated sites, and where to see minerals in museum settings.
Taking on a history-rich segment of Michigan’s Iron Ore Heritage Trail was satisfying as a bike ride and as a cultural immersion. Now if only I’d stayed on the trail…
Where should you search for Petoskey stones? Petoskey, Michigan, of course! On our explorations by bike of this coastal town, we found our fair share. Here’s where to look and how to make them shine.
At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, history meets glowing rocks, as fluorescent minerals show off an array of brilliant colors inside a former mine.
One of the most enjoyable research trips I’ve done – this one for Rock & Gem magazine – was a few days deep in the Maine woods at a camp for prospectors, Poland Mining Camps.