Re: is mineral collecting a dying hobby?
Is the hobby a dying breed ?
I do not think so .
Yes , the classic localities have been mostly closed , and , the environmentalists have closed a lot of them .
Many others have been lost due to "progress" , liabillity concerns , and , pure stupidity of the collectors who should know better .
Still , new stuff turns up every day .
Every new excavation has the potential .
With the current rise in metals prices , and , the increased mining activities , new stuff is turning up .
Are we dying due to lack of interest ?
Not just yet !
Show them pieces of eye candy to a group of youngsters , and , you have just won some new converts .
Get out and dig , and , don't forget to pass on your interests to the younger generation .
From charles - April 15, 2008 at 08:16:06