Update! - June 3, 2023
My good friend Linda Dodge has gone ’round the rock garden to take pictures of rocks and description signs I missed. She has also taken better pictures in many cases of rocks I had already photographed. 78 photos in total, of which I suspect at least twenty will be posted here. Time to start processing. Captions will take a long time to do.
Original Article Below:
I’m still working on it but a new gallery is up, this one on the rock garden at U.C. Davis in Davis, California..
Parking is expensive at U.C. Davis during the weekdays ($10!?) but you can use that parking pass all over campus. Have a picnic in the Shields Oak Grove where I volunteered for many years. All of the arboretum is first class.
They have a fine equestrian center and if you are quiet and not too suspicious looking, you can walk through the stables and consider whether you really want to own a Percheron.
Most campus buildings are probably closed to the public, but when they reopen there are a variety of places to eat. You don’t need to be staff or a student to eat at most of them.
There’s a science library, a law library, and a main library.
If you have a bicycle you will fit right in.
My friend the practicing geologist confirms that I indeed found leucogranite with altered garnet in the Utah Hill area and that it is suitable for study use. I go back to the area this week to look for a pegmatite pocket. Follow me on Instagram, that’s where I report on my field trips.
Rolf Luetke has closed Sunshine Gifts and Gallery until further notice. Business is too slow because of the pandemic.
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