Douglas County Libraries Colorado State of Mind

 Colorado State of Mind

Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the Colorado State of MInd event sponsored by the Castle Rock branch of the Douglas County Libraries.  A friend works there and asked if I could present the rocks and crystals I have found in the state.  Sounded like a ton of fun, literally!

Colorado state of mind rockhound booth

My bland booth, chock full of rocks

I worked the entire event, 5 hours, talking to very interesting adults and super cool (and many times very intelligent!) kiddos on crystals and rocks.  Everyone could pick up the crystals and experience their beauty and geometry up close.  I really enjoyed seeing the excitement of the kids faces as they explored the beautiful rocks, and enjoyed meeting like minded folks.  I think many people were amazed of the cool gems that lay underground in literally our back yards!

Dave and library patron Carl Degolier. Kindly used with permission from DCL.

I talked about some useful information, so I thought I’d include that information here for reference…

Erosion

The theme of this post is erosion.  On a recent trip to Las Vegas I was able to have some fun taking pictures from 30k+ feetwith my Note5 and the Instagram filters!

The desert can be a harsh place, but it is full of colorful beauty!  My cab driver stated there are towns that are emerging from the depths of Lake Mead, he stated it is 320 feet below normal!  Anyhow, here to the wind, rain, snow and natural weathering processes!