Pyragyrite Crystals on Rhodochrosite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru [407]    Rhodochrosite with Bertrandite and Smokey Quartz from Kara-Oba W deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast), Kazakhstan [394]    Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from El Potosí Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico [679]    

Just for fun: Specimens from the Richard Geiger Collection

I am once again employed at a full time job at a tech startup in the Silicon Valley. I do intend to keep my "mineral websites" business in operation, but I will not be able to accept any new clients in the foreseeable future. At some point (perhaps still several years into the future), I hope to return to this business full-time.

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I have been a software engineer by vocation since 1980. I have been a mineral collector by passion since 2004. is my attempt to blend my computer skills with my love for mineral specimens and everything that surrounds them.

So far I have focused on building database-driven selling sites for mineral dealers, either by converting an existing "static" site, or building the site "from the ground up".

For more information on what the dealer's control panel interface looks like, including screen-shots, please see The [imaginary!] Friendly Ghost Crystal Company.

I also offer web hosting services which emphasize high uptime, reliability, and support.

Please watch this space for more information on specific services I offer.

Here are some of the live sites now powered by

My own collection is also viewable on the web, using a variant of the same software that runs the dealer sites:

I am also pleased to be able to donate time and effort to host the following sites:

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