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Today we talk about places you can go to start collecting rocks and minerals – and they are all places close to you home.   When starting off you just don’t have to go far or to famous places, but you can look in your backyard, front driveway, or local parks.   Gary then explains what he takes into the field when he collects – to bring his treasures home – and how he labels and records information about his specimens.

And finally – if you are new to rock and mineral collecting, or have a child who would like to learn more, check out the book I wrote…

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Starting off collecting – a beginners guide