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New Member from LA area and Southern Sierras
Feb 2nd, 2018 at 11:54am
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Hello All,

I used to collect rocks and minerals when I was younger, but became distracted by other things as I grew older.

My youngest daughter (9) became interested in rocks and minerals last year due to her science teacher at school's lessons, and now she has been going exploring around our cabin and coming up with some interesting specimens.

To encourage her interests, we have started to study rocks and minerals together, gone on some digs and will soon be doing some rockhounding elsewhere in the Sierras, so she has been very excited.

We tried to join a local mineral and lapidary society, but they meet late nights during the school week and it is just too late for her (and, unless she attends so many meetings, she does not get access to their workshops, etc., so that's a bust).

For now, I am just trying to learn some of the basics (cleaning, identification databases, etc.) to stop floundering around.

Looking forward to making some posts and learning what we are finding, etc., so thank you for any advice and guidance you can give me as I struggle to keep up with her!   Grin
  
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Re: New Member from LA area and Southern Sierras
Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2018 at 4:02pm
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Welcome MTNPIPR! You are such a great parent to encourage your daughter and begin a lifetime of rockhounding adventures by her side. There is so much to learn but here at the RHL we hope to make the learning go a little quicker and easier. There are no dumb questions so feel free to ask anything. Can't wait to see posts of your adventures and finds!  Cheesy

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Reply #2 - Feb 2nd, 2018 at 9:08pm
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Welcome to the Board, MTNPIPR, I hope we can help you keep up. Smiley

If you aren't familiar with the Mindat site yet, you will want to be.
Premier mineral reference site.....https://www.mindat.org/
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 9:55am
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Welcome to the Lounge.  We look forward to hearing about your adventures!
  
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