"Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it."Proverbs 8:10-11
|Faceted ruby (12-carats) cut from corundum found in |
vermiculite-schist at Palmer Canyon, Wyoming
You see, over the years working as a research geologist for the Wyoming Geological Survey at the University of Wyoming, as well as consultant for a variety of mining companies, one might think I became incredibly rich! I am, but not in materialism. I have no money to speak of, but I had great experiences. I discovered, or was part of a discovery team that found $billions in gold. Yes, this made people rich; but those who became rich, sat at the top of companies and didn't get out and get dirty. Personally, I'm just happy they chose me as a consultant on some great consulting projects - the experiences I had can not be bought.
When I entered college a long time ago, my parents taught me to value what a person did with their life, rather than how much they could buy with inherited or stolen bank accounts. How sad is it to see so many billionaires and multi-millionaires who steal, build phony foundations, and give nothing back to the world, and then brag about their contributions. Good luck with the eye of the needle.
Those who know me realize I'm not all that bright, but I'm driven to discover. I search for mineral deposits based on science, and as soon as I find what I'm looking for, I will study the deposit only long enough to gain more insight into structure, setting, chemistry, etc, and then I move on to the next treasure hunt and leave the last one to others.
|Vermiculite schist from Palmer Canyon with blue kyanite and pink-red corundum.|