Amateur Geology

Amateur geology (known as rockhounding in the United States) is the recreational study and hobby of collecting rocks and mineral specimens from their natural environment.

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Amateur Geology - Safety
... Many sites popular with amateur geologists require driving and/or hiking to remote areas ... Many amateur geologists prefer to travel in groups in order to reduce the danger of somebody becoming injured and/or stuck ... The climate in the areas preferred by amateur geologists can become hot, so precautions such as extra water and sun protection should be taken ...

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