cardyandcrow asked: hi, i love what you're doing here! i went to my first rock swap this morning, and while awesome and informative, it was extremely overwhelming for my indecisive brain. how would you suggest going about future visits so i don't go into mineral overload? i limited the amount of cash i carried and that helped, but i wanted one of everything. would you suggest attending with a particular piece in mind? or letting the rocks speak to you and taking home anything within your means? thanks!
That is very exciting! Yes, it can be overwhelming. I do think it might help to have a few specific minerals in mind you’d like. For example, last show I went to I knew I wanted to find Dioptase. But certainly do not limit yourself. I wouldn’t have seeked out Chalcanthite, but it certainly spoke to me when I saw it in the shop. Once you get a collection going it will probably get easier, because you will know what you have and what feels like is missing.