- Glass Equipment
- Lapidary Equipment
Posted by GM on 5th Sep 2017
“rock” It Science
a lapidary and glass blog for the casual (and not so casual) artist
Rocks, Rocks, Rocks…
A Backpacking Rockhound’s Journey
It has been a couple of weeks since I blogged and that’s because I was out gallivanting in the great backcountry of the High Sierra Mountains.
Let me say this. There is certainly no shortage of rocks in the Sierras.
I began my trip with the mindset that I would only pick up the rocks that are really worth it.
You aren’t supposed to take rocks from a national forest?
Let’s start over.
I began my trip with the mindset that I would only take pictures of the rocks that were really worth it.
Here are some of my favorites!
I.E. The green monster that weighed several pounds…
The rock ranges we had to cross with our heavy packs without breaking a leg.
The rocks we could see clearly at the bottom of the lakes.
The boulders that saved our lives from the wild thunderstorms (not pictured because we were really just focused on staying dry and not dying)…
The rock that some joker turned into a whale…
The countless river/creek crossings made on… you guessed it… rocks!
And my particular favorite…
The rock that looked like a steak.
Or maybe I was just really hungry for some real (non-dehydrated) food.
To Be Continued…
Or Maybe Not…
“ROCK” IT SCIENCEa lapidary and glass blog for the casual (and not so casual) artist8.18.17 THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ROCKSTumblingNow, with the personal history out of the way… we can jump into the real meat of this post.Tumbling.Tumbling rocks.Tumbling rocks!It’s amazing what a little inflection in a sentence will do. Yes. I am tumbling rocks. [...]
“ROCK” IT SCIENCEa lapidary and glass blog for the casual (and not so casual) artist8.11.17 The art and science of Tumbling RocksFinding rocksLet me start by saying there are all kinds of books out there to help the casual (and not so casual) rockhound find rocks in their local area. These books map out sites and [...]
“ROCK” IT SCIENCEa lapidary and glass blog for the casual (and not so casual) artist8.4.17THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ROCKSA LONG TIME COMINGIt has been my intention to start a lapidary blog for quite a while. Several years, a career change, and one child later, I am ready to introduce lapidary to the world!I include [...]