Does anyone have any idea who might be able to help the oldest identify some of his fine, local rock specimens? Does anyone know a local geologist who does this sort of thing?
I'm superb at naming the more flashy minerals, but outside of quartz and mica, these escape me. We have handbooks galore, but they tell us to set them on fire and stuff like that to identify them. I'd really prefer to avoid flame use. In case you haven't heard, I'm accident prone.