Featured Book by Ray Else
A different kind of Frankenstein. Einna is a lot like other teenage girls, naive, idealistic, secretive, disobedient and interested in boys. Only Einna is not human, she is an A.I. android. Her creator, her mother, is Manaka Yagami, the first female tech billionaire. Einna has a plan to make herself human, if she can keep Mother in the dark and avoid the clutches of the notorious Yakuza.
Above Kite Lake near Alma, Colorado, at 11,000 feet, on the trail to Mount Democrat, you can find a lot of small fool’s gold crystals and occasionally tiny fragile tourmaline. Note the mineral stained rock. After I took this picture a small blizzard hit and I worried I would be stranded.
I often travel to Denver to meet colleagues in the Rocket Software office. And on these visits I will go up in the mountains sometimes, to Buena Vista, to Kite Lake, to hike and look for fool’s gold and quartz crystals. And sometimes I am lucky to travel up when the Denver Gem and Mineral and Fossil Show is happening. I spent a few hours taking pictures of the gorgeous stones on sale at the show in 2016.
There is a lot to see outside and also inside the exhibit hall – people from around the world come to show their stones
Polished Pyrite (fool’s gold) from Peru. They were asking the same price per piece that I paid when I was in Peru!
I dug for trilobites, smaller versions than these, in Utah a few years back.
This woman said “All I have is $15” when he was asking $25. He sold the flat to her.
I have a statue made with this stone from Mexico I bought in 1990.