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Welcome to a new site introducing a new book. The working title is A Beginner’s Guide to Rockhounding and Prospecting in the Southwest. It is due out in early 2020.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Rockhounding and Prospecting in the Southwest is a new book coming from Adventure Publications. It will be available in early 2020.

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Bryan Smalley and Hidden Treasure Trading Company in Goldfield, Nevada

I visited Goldfield, Nevada twice this past week, stopping in each time to check on Bryan Smalley’s Hidden Treasure Trading Company. Byran continues to do fine things in Goldfield. Bryan runs one of the Southwest’s most interesting rock and gift shops. His rock shop complex encompasses three buildings; don’t leave until you look into all …

Another Update on The Gemfield Gem Claims in Goldfield, Nevada

Sharon Artlip has been in touch. She and her sister Nadiah Beekum own the Gemfield Gem claims in Goldfield, Nevada. I’ve written quite a bit about the claims at this site and also in the May, 2016 issue of Rock&Gem Magazine. Another name for the claims now seems to be “The Rainbow Chalcedony Claims.” Sharon …

Prospecting Thoughts While Traveling in Southern Nye County, Nevada

The fun stuff: Instagram — tgfarley I went driving today to my club’s claims in the Johnnie Mining District in the hills outside Pahrump, Nevada. I never made it. Instead, while driving HWY 160 west toward Pahrump, I thought about all the BLM land to the south of that road that may have not been …