I own a collection of rough rocks, weighing over 5000 lbs.. With specimens from all over the world, spanning 3 generations.
. I have been collecting rocks & doing lapidary for over 50 yrs. & have been the "go-to guy" to identify rocks at the local fair many times. I am a self-taught "geologist" with a large personal library, to identify & locate gems & minerals, maps included.
With lapidary equipment from single 1/2 pound to triple 10 pound tumblers, 6" & 8" grinding/polishing units and diamond blades from 1" up to a 24" unit,
I lack only a sphere maker & a faceting machine.