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Last Updated: 16th Aug 2013

By Tony Charlton

This is a brief history of the person that is Me.

Born in Magdalena, New Mexico, when I was zero years old. They named Me- Anthony Charlton, but they call me- Tony. ynot?
Found a Mississippian brachiapod on top of Sandia Mnts, New Mexico, when I was two years.
First and only Rock-hound in the family.
Moved to Sacramento, California, At three years old.
Found first gemstone (Smithsonite) at the Kelly mine, Magdalena. At eight years.
Discovered unknown Miocene fossil leaves local near Silver lake, California, when I was twelve years old.
Joined Sacramento, California, rock club somewhere in here. Fist exposer to lapidary arts.
Found secand gemstone (Rutilated Quartz) near Placerville, california, when I was sixteen years old. Also found first crystal there.
Made first jewlery with self collected rutilated Quartz, at the ripe old age of twentyfive.
Discovered a gemstone mine (Rutilated Quartz) when I was fortytwo.
Joined the El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society when I reached the age of fortyfive.
Along the way I found meny rocks, made a few friends, and in general had fun.
Still running and digging and kicking myself at (sensord) years old.

Old rockhounds never die, they just.....get dug up in a couple million years.

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17th Aug 2013 13:08 BSTTony Charlton

Did not intend to publish this article here. It was meant for "my home page". The helpful Manegers of MINDAT have corrected this (and my bad spelling") and placed it where I wanted it.

Tony Charlton
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