I have been working with crystals ever since I was a little girl! The Tiger’s Eye fascinated me, and of course, I had a rock tumbler. In 2019 I took a week off from my studies to go mining for crystals in my home state of New York, and shortly after, began prospecting in New York as well. I have mined for Herkimer Diamonds, Druvite Black Tourmaline, Phlogopite, and Pyrite.
When I first started this blog back in 2014, one of my first entries was an Inquiry Toward the Ethics of Mining Metaphysical Crystals. Now I truly know the meaning of the phrase “know your miner!” I still do purchase crystals from other sellers, if I am in need of a certain species, but my connection with the Mineral Realm has only gotten stronger, and I have only become more grateful for these Beings of Perfect Love and Power.