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Guatemalan Jadeite

Guatemalan jade occurs in a wide variety of colors. Among the most prized being lavender, referred to as lilac or \"lila\" in Spanish, and blue.

Guatemalan Jadeite

Guatemalan Jadeite

Greenland Geo-Adventure Tour 2008

In July of 2008 I traveled to Greenland for what may be my last venture to this remote part of the world. I have traveled there yearly since 2001 and have felt genuinely lucky that each year was as productive and safe as it was.

Greenland Geo-Adventure Tour 2008

Greenland Geo-Adventure Tour 2008

Finding the Nuevo Silica Mine

At the top of the mine, long black veins of compressed mica ran along the walls. We had found Nuevo Silica mine!

Finding the Nuevo Silica Mine

Finding the Nuevo Silica Mine

Hunting trip in Xianghualing mine

Chinese Fluorescent Minerals hunting trip in Xianghualing mine, HuNan province, China in 2007

Hunting trip in Xianghualing mine

Hunting trip in Xianghualing mine