A Rockhound in Coronavirus Lockdown

New York City instituted a strict stay at home order last month. We have been following it closely, so rockhounding must wait. In the meantime, here is an anecdote about how this stay at home order has impacted a member of the American Geode team:

We adopted a second senior dog right before coronavirus locked down New York City. We like to take in senior dogs, the ones with the toughest odds. 
Here is how coronavirus impacted us:Archie is a fixer-upper, and one of the problems he suffers from is separation anxiety. We had about a day to work on leaving the apartment for 15-30 minutes, for laundry or to get a beer before coronavirus lockdown hit. We planned to gradually expand the amount of time that Archie was home alone, but with coronavirus, we are now always together, all of the time.
So we have resolved now that Archie will just have to go with us everywhere, once this all passes. How in the hell would we resume separation anxiety training after a shut-in where the farthest apart we are from Archie is when one of us goes into the bathroom.

Quartz from China

Fantastic quartz from China.

American Geode used to sell geodes every weekend at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. There was another dealer of minerals and crystals there, gentleman from China, who offered this magnificent candlestick quartz in limestone to us in exchange for some Indiana geodes. Please email American Geode with questions, comments, suggestions to http://www.americangeode.com.

Amethyst from Canada

In January and February 2019 the American Geode team went to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. One of the shows off the side of the highway was a miners’ co-op, and American Geode acquired these very fine beautiful amethyst in matrix from miners who drive them down from Canada. They are from the Thunder Bay area of Canada. Contact American Geode with questions, comments, more information at http://www.americangeode.com.

New Jersey Gems and Minerals

New Jersey Gems and Minerals.

American Geode had the opportunity to rockhound at the famous locale, former mining area Upper New Street Quarry (Burger’s Quarry), Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey. You will see the prehnite, quartz, and other minerals we discovered.

Here are New Jersey Gems and Minerals: