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About Website & Team

We want to share experience and knowledge with rockhounds from all walks of life through this website. This should be a place where all rockhounds find anything and everything that they need for rockhounding:

  • locations,
  • geological information,
  • value, and other facts about all different kinds of rocks, minerals, and crystals.

Important How-To guides for essential rockhounding processes like tumbling, taking care of rocks, polishing, and more, are also included.

This blog contains current and accurate information and we try to help with every step of the rockhounding process so this blog can be a reliable source of data for your searches as well as inspiration for them.

Detailed reviews of the all-needed equipment for rock rockhounding.

Cool and interesting facts about rocks and minerals.

How to do guides about all rockhounding-related activities.

Everything you need to know about rock and mineral tumbling.

We try to make sure that whatever you decide, you can find out how and what to use here.

Website Goals

First of all, thank you for checking out this website. I and my team hope it has provided useful information to you and that you come back when you need more! The goals for this website are:

  • To reach at least 500,000 site visitors per month with the rockhounding content here.
  • To cover all important topics, something which I cannot imagine will be fulfilled until there are at least 500 articles, probably more.

Our Team of Expert Writers

Olena is a Ph.D. candidate (Mineralogy) holding an Applied Jewelry Professional diploma from GIA (Gemological Institute of America). She is publishing her scientific work on minerals and gemstones on the accredited scientific portal Scorpus (her author profile).

She likes to share amazing facts and statistics about uncommon and hidden patterns in the minerals and rocks kingdom on her Instagram account so feel free to follow her, you will not regret 🙂

All articles written by Olena can be found here.

Lauren Ballejos - A member of Flagg Mineral Foundation (FMF)

Lauren is a rockhounding enthusiast, a member of the Flagg Mineral Foundation (FMF), and a professional SEO content writer.

With an ever-growing rock collection and a passion for finding shiny or colorful treasures, she enjoys rockhounding, practicing lapidary, attending gem and mineral shows, and collaborating with fellow rockhounds.

All articles written by Lauren can be found here.

Michael works at the State Gemological Center of Ukraine as a gemologist.

In 2019, he received a Master’s in geochemistry and mineralogy at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Also, he got an Applied Jewelry Professional diploma from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) a few years ago, and now he is continuing his studies at this institution.

All articles written by Michael can be found here.

Andrew Robert Shassetz

Andrew serves as a Classical trained Travel Journalist, skillfully merging his two life passions: storytelling and gold prospecting. Raised in an environment where the thrill of prospecting was a family affair, he naturally developed an affinity for the craft, following in his father’s footsteps.

Andrew honed his writing skills through rigorous classical training during his formative years. His authentic passion has made him a distinguished voice in travel journalism, offering an unparalleled perspective on the world’s hidden natural treasures.

All articles written by Andrew can be found here.

Contacts and Social Media

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Happy hounding!