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Welcome to my rockhounding and prospecting website. My name is Thomas Farley and I am a professional writer based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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SouthwestRockhounding.com contains rocks and minerals. Perfect for preparing for life’s adventures. This site is like getting a high five from your imaginary friend. ENJOY!



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Etching For Benitoite

Why am I playing with acid? As Thor would say, “Because that’s what rockhounds do.” View this post on Instagram Etching lower half of this narolite and schist to possibly reveal benitoite. #benitoite#schist#narolite#goodluckchuck#howisthatworkingforyou #hydrochloricacid#rockhound #gems#acid#rocks#lapidary A post shared by Tom Farley (@tgfarley) on Dec 3, 2019 at 10:36am PST