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Crystal & Mineral Hunting
The stones in the photo above are just a few of the specimens that I’ve collected on nature walks through the years. Although I’ve purchased many beautiful crystals from geologists, my favorite stones are the ones I’ve harvested myself! Some of the types of stones I’ve stumbled upon and collected are: snow quartz, lithium quartz, quartzite, smoky quartz, hematite, quartz with epidote, pumice, rose quartz, biotite, muscovite, citrine, diorite, magnetite and pegmatite. It feels like a treasure hunt to go looking for minerals and it’s always exciting to find a nice specimen!
Many of the crystals and minerals that are sold in New Age shops can be found on nature walks through the woods. Once you learn how to identify minerals & crystals you will begin finding useful stones everywhere! Some great books to start reading if you are interested in collecting your own minerals & crystals are:
1. “Illustrated Guide to Common Rocks and Their Minerals” by V. Brown & D. Allen
2. “Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals” by Patti Polk
3. “Minerals of the World” by Ole Johnsen
4. “Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guide)” by Frederick H. Pough
If you are looking for a new hobby, try mineral and crystal hunting. It’s easy to learn the basics and it’s a lot of fun!
Peace, Love & Magick