July 1, 2012
Currently have panned some garnet out of a not-to-be-expected stream. Some gold too. Still searching for the origin of the garnet.
Experience, more knowledge of gem hunting, comaraderie of others who enjoy the same. Support to keep at it even when it looks hopeless in finding anything.
I don't have much knowledge to add, appetite for curiosity and stanima to keep at it. Share what I can if it'll be usefull.
Avid outdoor recreating type person. Introduced to rockhounding/ gem collecting back in the early 90's w/a trip to Deer Hill in Maine. Backpack, hunt, fish, camp, anything outdoors. So rockhounding is second nature. Always watching the ground.
A great group to exchange hints and idea's with. They all made me laugh and have fun!!