Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap - St Day Area, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK [633]    Rhodochrosite from Kazakhstan [664]    Beryl var. Morganite from Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, United States [661]    

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:

©2010 Richard Geiger