Trained as a geologist, photographer and rock hound
, Toedtemeier has been photographing Northwestern basalt for 25 years.
He was an avid rock hound
and gold miner, mining in Alaska and in the northwestern and southwestern states.
Bill started playing drums at an early age and played in many local bands including The Rock Hounds
and Primitive Moderns.
The traveling gem, jewelry and bead show came to the Lane Events Center on Friday, and more than 70 vendors displayed a vast selection of treasures and services to jewelry makers, gift seekers, rock hounds
and fossil hunters.
Especially interesting to rock hounds
are the scores of as yet unseen carbon-based minerals predicted to exist by a recent statistical analysis.
For more on rock collecting tips, tools, and lesson plans, visit this Franklin Institute's Rock Hounds
Drawing on her background in journalism and geosciences, Sano provides budding rock hounds
and other non-specialists with information about some of the minerals found in the southwestern area of the US.
We also meet hundreds of folks, from rock hounds
Tom Domek, the author of numerous books and articles on grasslands and state parks, presents Rain Shadow: A Traveler's Guide to the Buffalo Gap National Grassland, an easy-to-use resource for hikers, bikers, off-road vehicle users, rock hounds
, canoeists, campers, and more to discovering the natural wonders of Buffalo Gap National Grassland.
It's clearly designed for professionals, students and serious rock hounds
, but for those in the know, it's a very user-friendly, well-illustrated book that is sure to become truly indispensible.