Rockhound Humor

Our own RockHound recollections
By Marvin Oesterle
“That is a genuine piece of quartz!"
XKCD cartoon

WOW! an entire website of Mineral Humor!
Limericks, Puns, Riddles and more!

Reasons Collectors Collect Trilobites more often than Coral
By Marc Behrendt
Go to the end of the page.

Fossil Collecting Jive and Terminology
By Marc Behrendt (and several dozen terminology donators)
"Bucket brigade – a scout troop at a fossil site"

Murphy’s Laws of Trilobite Collecting
By Marc Behrendt
"The best trilobite of the day will be found in the flakiest shale."

Directions for collecting vertebrate fossils.  From 1884!
" Each member of the party should be provided with a rubber blanket "

You Might be a Rockhound if -
"You went to a rock festival -- and you hate music."

Our Mineral Afflictions:
"Fractured toe: from kicking boulders that will not split after beating on them all day."

Writing Clinic #1  
Building Suspense withWorrisome Narrative Phrases
“…The larger moose didn’t scare as easily…”

Deciphering Collector-Speak 
(Mineral collectors sometimes say one thing and mean another.)
"Hey, you found a really nice specimen!"

Rockhound Cartoons 
Collected from many sources
"Is this ugly thing any good?"