WELCOME T THE RHS1 LEARNING CENTER
The following reports are posted free for your education and enjoyment. We hope they will be of interest and help to you. Be sure to check back periodically as we will be adding new reports periodically in response to frequently asked questions. While some reports will address those new to rock and gem hobbies, we will also be gearing reports to those who have some experience in the field.
INTRODUCTION: THE WORLD OF THE ROCKHOUND
WHO GOES ROCK HUNTING?
SAFETY IN THE FIELD
REALITIES OF ROCKHOUNDING
WHAT TO SEARCH FOR
WHERE TO SEARCH
ABOUT MINES AND MINING AREAS
ABOUT GOLD PANNING
ROCK AND GEM HUNTING FOR MONEY
WHAT ABOUT FOSSILS, TREASURE, OR ARTIFACTS?
A LAST WORD ABOUT HUNTING – THE HUNTERS CODE OF ETHICS
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?
Mineral Identification Simplified
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE ROCKHOUND
Luster and Transparency
Cleavage and Fracture
Mineral Habit and Crystal Form
Other Mineral Identification Methods