Rockhound Information and Gemstone Sculptures

Welcome to my website. My hobbies and business have revolved around rocks, geology and the great outdoors, all of my life. Some of you know me from the several books I’ve written related to rockhounding, mineral collecting and geology. I founded the monthly newsletter “Mineral News,” and published it for 19 years. Currently it is still in publication (by Tony Nikischer of Excalibur Mineral Co. in New York). I started carving gemstones in 1970 and have mostly carved small gem sculptures since then, but started carving large stone sculptures several years ago. The past few years I have concentrated on carving jade, mostly jade that I collect in Washington.

In this web site, you will find information on my books which are currently available. If you’ve enjoyed my books over the years, don’t worry, there are more on the way. With any luck, I will have a new one published before the end of this summer—2018. Meanwhile, enjoy looking through my site where you will find information on my books and on my sculptures. Eventually I will get around to adding more information on rockhounding in the Northwest, but spring and summer are coming and that's field season. I may not be a young energetic rockhound now, but I still get out and hike up a mountain and break a rock or two. Thank you for visiting my web site. There is not much on here yet, because I am slowly redoing the old site which has been stagnant and probably should have been buried a few years ago. In the meantime, maybe I'll see you in the mountains or out in the desert.


Falcon, Washington Jade, 7 1/4” high, on petrified wood.



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