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#1

I’m taking the plunge of teaching school age kiddos (ages 6 to 12) a
little about how to find and start rock collections in my area. It’s
a month long course with some basic searching, mostly by scooping
through a sandbox (our city has a tough budget). What companies
should I try to contact in the North Texas or South Oklahoma area (or
anywhere) to get semi polished quartz or other fun rocks to help grab
their imagination? If anyone out there has any advice about how I
could make this experience age friendy and captivating I would be
excited to read it. On another = note, thanks to Angela Hampton who
took time out to give credit to TIJT. I graduated from there 9 years
ago and while I may not have taken all semesters, I did walk away
with skills and knowledge I would not have received anywhere else.
Thanks for shedding light!

Rene Howard
Little Wise One Reborn


#2

Check with the Federal Bureau of Land Management in your area. The
Federal Regulations have made digging and in some places even surface
collecting illegal. In South Carolina, each collecting session
requires a $100 permit and that is for surface collecting on any
"Public" land.

John


#3

Don’t restrict yourself to only companies. Check with local rock
clubs or gem and mineral societies in your area. You’ll be amazewdm
at what they can offer and how will;ing they usually are to help. Jim
Blessed be…


#4
how to find and start rock collections in my What companies should
I try to contact in the North Texas or South Oklahoma area 

You might want to try the Texas Rock Shop, at the eponymous website
name. They’re really nice people.

If your class ends up being mostly boys, I’d start by introducing
them to coprolite. :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Lorraine