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My Rock Philosophy

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Hi All,

I've been picking up rocks since I was a kid and that was a number of years ago. Rock collecting is an extremely unique activity in that it has no age requirements, no national origin, no religious background, and no affiliations of any kind. You need no special clothing, no special skills, no talents; you really don't need anything to look for rocks. Anyone can enjoy this indoor/outdoor activity.

Rock collecting doesn't even require you to spend money. Rocks are free and best of all you can find them anywhere regardless of where you live.

Let me demonstrate this to those still questioning weather or not they may want to be future rock collectors or not. Pull away from your computer right now.... go outside and look down at the ground. You may have to kick some dirt or sand around but sooner or later you will come across a pebble, stone, rock. Pick it up. Look it over. Notice its color, shape. Does it have sparkles? Now put it in your pocket. You may not believe it but you just became a rock collector and you already have your first specimen.

The thing is this...if you like it keep it. That's what rock collecting is about. You can collect anything you like. You can collect by color, by shape, collect metallic looking rocks, shiny rocks. It's your collection collect what you want.

Before you know it you’ll be looking on the Internet to see what other collectors are doing.

There is one thing you should know though…the hardest thing you will have to do as a collector is to decide where you will display your personal treasures.

Thank You



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