Rock & Gem

A Personal Interest


As a mineral collector of some 80 years, my main interest has always been crystalliz­ed specimens with only a modest interest in lapidary specimens. That interest was stimulated a couple of decades ago when my good friend and mineral dealer, Benny Fenn, brought out quantities of banded jasper from a new locality in the mountains of western Mexico. The deposit was found by gold prospector­s working high in the Sierra Madre Occidental. The deposit was so remote there were no roads and the jasper had to be brought out on the backs of mules. The e ort was worth it as the jasper is beautifull­y patterned and colorful.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States