What is a Rockhound?
Hello my name is Don
....and I.. am .. a Rockhound. For about fifteen years now, I have been fascinated with rocks. Some, including my wife Andrea, say I am obsessed with them or even addicted.
First let me share that a rockhound is an individual that is interested and actively searches for rocks, minerals, crystals, or even fossils.
Eurypterid fossil (sea scorpian)
My first love is fossils. But after I got started, I quickly became interested in all sorts of rocks, fossils, and crystals.
a selenite stalagmite cluster from here in Roswell NM.
I started with steemit in August 2016 and enjoyed reading other post about people love for rocks. But I soon found that I had to go through thousands of posts to find a few that I am truly interested in. So when steemit created these community posts, I was intrigued and decided to see if I could start a community interested solely on rocks, fossils, crystals etc... or even other natural wonders such as plants. animals or even insects.
Blue quartz on Chrysoprase geode.
So I've posted a few pieces from my personal collection in hopes of stirring up some interest with others to post their collections or even like interests in this community.
Okenite geode. The crystals or very soft but extremely fragile, so I don't allow anyone to touch them.
So if you're interested, hop onboard and lets see if we can't get something going.