Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This gave me a clue - nearly all of Wyoming was blanketed by volcanic ash (as was Nebraska and South Dakota). Guess what? There are other opal fields waiting to be discovered. So I found millions of carats of common & fire opal & traces of precious opal (including black opal) that suggest as soon as someone digs, valuable veins of precious opal will be found as depth!
Photos show precious opal, Sweetwater agate, cobbles of opal in oil field adjacent to road. Below are fire and common opal
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.