|Mike has been a mineral collector for over 30 years,
the last 22 of which he has been employeed by the Arkansas Geological Commission
as a geologist. Intrigued by crystal forms and how they relate to minerals
and the stories they tell about mineral formation, he is most interested
in crystallized specimens, particularly from Arkansas. He has worked on
a variety of mineral-related projects in the state and especially enjoys
leading field trips for college mineralogy classes to his favorite collecting
spot -- Magnet Cove.
||Darcy is a scientific illustrator and commercial artist.
Specializing in airbrush technique, she also works in electronic and traditional
media. Darcy studied art and medicine, and is associated with geology by
marriage. A former employee of both the medical profession and state government,
she is now a freelance work-at-home mom who designs and produces the Geology
Collector's Series T Shirts under the Friend of the World (tm) tag
line and philosophy.