Welcome to the Sonoran Desert!

Arizona has been called many things; some true, some myth, some legend. I have called it home for the past 30+ years and don't expect to move away any time soon. While I never intended to grow roots here, there is something that has kept me in the desert southwest. The harsh summers, prickly flora, poisonous creatures, and great expanses of seeming nothingness tend to repel visitors at first glance. Rather, I have found that there is tremendous beauty in life that struggles to survive by resources that the desert environment sparingly provides. The long shadows of cacti against a big sky is downright mystical.

While much of my rock collection has been personally collected from areas in the desert southwest region of the United States, I have also acquired interesting rocks from other parts of the country, as well as some that have been mined in other continents and brought to the United States. Regardless of origin, my rock collection is the result of 50 years of collecting interesting rocks and dragging them home.

Check out my new recon page! It's my latest obsession. I've considered re-selling recon block here on my website, but not sure of the interest. Let me know if you would be interested in buying some recon. It's a lot of fun to work with!


-Evan B.