Rock Collecting and DIY Home Resources
The beauty of Earth is unmistakable, yet it is
often overlooked as people go about their day-to-day lives. Some
people, however, do actively observe and appreciate the world around
them. In some cases, their appreciation may lead to hobbies or
activities that are directly related to the planet itself. Rock
collecting is one of those hobbies. Handy individuals may even find
a way to incorporate their love of rocks into do-it-yourself
projects around the home.
While an interest in science and the earth may
play a role for many who collect rocks, it is only one of the
reasons why people begin this particular hobby. For some, rock
collecting is simply an appreciation of the beauty that certain
rocks represent. For others, collecting rocks serves another
purpose, such as being the first step in jewelry-making. The fact
that it is a relatively inexpensive hobby that involves the outdoors
may also play a part in one's decision to start collecting.
Regardless of why people collect rocks, it's important that they
familiarize themselves with the different types of rocks and their
Rocks can be collected in locations that can be as
close as one's front yard; however, many people who participate in
this hobby enjoy exploring nature or traveling in their search for
the right rocks. The collection method is also something that one
should consider in addition to location. Traditionally, people
collect actual rocks; however, there may be restrictions that
prohibit their removal, which can be problematic. Some collectors
instead simply photograph the rocks that they find. With photographs
serving as their collection, they are able to leave the rocks where
they are and can easily share their collection with the world by
posting the images online. Regardless of how one does the
collecting, the specimens should be properly labeled with the
location where they were found and the type.
Rocks and DIY Projects
People with a more casual appreciation for rocks
may choose to collect certain types to use in DIY projects around
the home. These projects can be indoor or outdoor and make a
stunning addition to one's home. Outdoors, for example, one can
create a rock garden or carefully selected rocks can be added to
existing features, such as a pond or bordering walkways. Indoors,
use them to create an attractive DIY rock or stone backsplash in the
kitchen. One's collected rocks may also be used to create an
interesting piece of artwork to be displayed proudly in the home.
County Gem and Mineral Society: Links:
When looking for quality gem, mineral, or fossil-related
websites, members of the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society
can visit this page for a list of links to publications,
federations and clubs, and other sites of interest.
Rocks, Minerals, and Soil:
Students of the Columbia Local Schools can visit this site for
links to WebQuests, websites, videos, and readings.
Minerals and Rock-Related Resources for Home
Repair, Crafts, and School: Parents
can share or view rock and mineral resources for their kids on
Science Websites: On
this page, readers will find a list of websites that feature
Searching the Web for Animals, Entertainment, and
Home Repair: Find a wide variety of
interesting resources here.
Cave Info Links: Kids
and adults who are interested in caves will find a list of both
rock- and cave-related links on this page.
Earth Science and Home Improvement Links:
Readers who click this link will find a host of links to weather
and rock collecting information.
Earth Science Resources:
Kids who visit Mrs. Brighton's page will find links that provide
information about testing, labs, class notes, and handouts.
Opal Links: Opals are a
beautiful mineral that many find interesting and attractive.
Visitors to the Virginia Valley Opals website can learn more
about minerals by visiting this page.
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Roofing contractors who need tips on how to upsell their
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Home Improvement: Go
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Anyone thinking of being a home improvement salesperson in New
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Bathroom Remodeling: Interested
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This page lists the contact information for Procurement
Services, requirements, and the Lowes discount on
building/carpentry/home improvement supplies.
Metro Home Improvement Program:
Residents of West Des Moines can download the Metro Home
Improvement Program brochure and application here.
Building Construction Technology:
On this page, interested students can read about the Portland
Community College building construction technology program.
Home Improvement License:
Anyone with questions about obtaining a home improvement license
should click this link to the Harford Community College website.
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On this page from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of
Harvard University, site visitors can read about LIRA and get
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