rock hound

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rock hound

1. Someone who professionally studies the origin, history, structure, and composition of the Earth; a geologist. We found some kind of mineral deposit during the dig, so the university is going to send some rock hounds over to have a look at it.
2. An amateur collector of rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, etc.; one who collects and/or studies such things as a hobby. Great hike, Dan—nothing to see here but a bunch of boring dirt and stones. Only a rock hound like you could find this interesting!
See also: hound, rock
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Rock hounds and geology students will find these site references key to locating visual examples of Virginia's geological wonders, and will find the color photos of rocks and landscapes to be perfect accompaniments to the descriptions of terrain and geologic features unique to each area.
Bill started playing drums at an early age and played in many local bands including The Rock Hounds and Primitive Moderns.
Terrestrial rock hounds (adults) and pebble pups (children) often search for those treasures in gravel pits, quarries, sand blows, road cuts, and just-plowed ground.
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.
Hi, I'm Harry the Rock Hound. That is what rock collectors are called: rock hounds.
For more on rock collecting tips, tools, and lesson plans, visit this Franklin Institute's Rock Hounds site.
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 to bartenders.
Muenster's pieces incorporate bits of vintage jewelry, fossils, stones from "rock hounds" and recycled "Fordite," which is made of multiple layers of automotive paint.
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.
At the same time that coal in eighteenth-century Europe was cheap and readily available to fuel industry, in China that resource remained relatively expensive and in large part a curiosity relegated to the collections of rock hounds.
The show introduced the area to rock hounds and the RV band of mostly retired gypsies known as snowbirds.
Some of them are rock hounds who just wanted to have an understanding of how to go out and look for rocks.
He was a gregarious man and he had memberships in a number of men's groups, a philosophy club, some garden clubs, theater and dance groups, as well as clubs for travelers, playgoers, and even rock hounds. It appears that if he loved parapsychology, he also loved people.