Hello everyone ! I've been collecting mineral specimens ever since I was in primary school - more than sixty years ago now.
|Collecting beryl at Torrington|
Those days have come to an end now, and we have left the New England and moved to Lithgow. This won't stop me sharing more New England stories; in addition I've started a Blue Mountains blog. You can visit that here.
Back in 1959 I really began to learn about geology by exploring the Lithgow district on my bike.
|At Hassan's Walls, Lithgow 1959|
|Erina High School Geology Excursion 1971|
|At Yarrow Creek after Sapphires|
Meanwhile, this is how Sue and I have appeared on many Wednesdays as we've led gem fossicking trips around the Glen Innes district in association with the Baptist Church which we attend.
You can experience fossicking around Glen Innes through my YouTube site here.