Wednesday, December 31, 2008
CAPE RUBIES, CAPE EMERALDS, GARNETS
These gems were found by many prospectors and geologists all over Wyoming & northern Colorado. Large areas in the Green River & Bighorn Basin contain these diamond indicator minerals, yet little exploration has ever occurred for these or their source rocks.
Photos - Diamond indicator minerals from Sloan kimberlite, Colorado, & faceted pyropes from Green River Basin, Wyoming & Kyanite Eclogite from the Aultman 2 kimberlite, Wyoming.
Polymath of Martial Arts, Pencil, Books, Rocks, Minerals, Star Gazing & Speech. Recipient of national & international awards in geology, public speaking, art, mineral discoveries, exploration, education, teaching, martial arts & writing.
Member of Halls-of-Fame in martial arts and geological sciences including 2001 National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame, 2001 North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, 2004 International Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame, 2004 American Karate Association Hall of Fame, 2004 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2000 World Karate Union Hall of Fame, 2000 Millennium Hall of Fame & others. Member of several dozen Who's Who Compendiums. Author of hundreds of articles, maps and books.
2001 International Martial Arts Instructor of the Year, the 2004 Karate Instructor of the Year; recipient of the 2009 Thayer Lindsley Award in Economic Geology, 2006 Archimedes Award in Geological Sciences, 2004 Wyoming Geological Association Distinguished Service Award, 2001 Education Award, 2000 President?s Certificate, 1994 Laramie Lyceum Distinguished Speaker, 1998 Dept of Geology & Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer.
Appointed to World Soke Council Board in 2001; International Council of Masters & Grandmasters in 2005 & US Soke Council in 2007. Certified in 1999 as Sokeshodai by Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei. Member of Juko Kai International.