I’ve always been a geology nut. I used to have a fairly decent collection by freak finds and a geology class field trip.
Unfortunately for me, I dont have a drivers license atm, so it makes it difficult for me to go to mining towns and ask to pursue their tailing area.
My thought however, was that since we all live in different areas, if there was a particular stone found in the state or area of Michigan, I’d be willing (weather permitting) to play hide and seek with the stones, find your sample and mark the bag I put it in.
Then its just a matter of shipping, and we all have a cooler collection than the locals.
Thinking of starting this in Spring, a bit hard to find tailings in the snow.