"New to Collecting" Page 3
So what equipment do you need, well that depends upon how enthusiastic you are,
remember that safety is paramount, some of the items listed below are not needed in many locations but in certain locations for example quarries they are mandatory, if in doubt wear it anyway.
the BASICS You eyes and hands and a means of transport
BASICS PLUS A bag for carrying your equipment and specimens, a small rucksack is ideal
Some wrapping paper for wrapping the specimens for transportation
A small hammer. and goggles (eye protection)
Gloves to protect you hands
A hand lens 10X magnification
Suitable wear for the location and weather.
A first aid kit, just in case you cut yourself , if you break a quartz pebble the edges can be quite sharp.
ADVANCED Tissue paper, small boxes,
A 2kg lump hammer
A range of cold chisel for free crystals from rock masses
A Safety Helmet - when you are working in an area where debris can fall onto you - next to a cliff
Steel toe capped footwear - required in quarries and when working with large & heavy rocks.
High visibility Clothing - Required in Quarries, also handy if you are investigating a rock outcrop next to a road
Sledge hammer , Shovel, Pick
DIE HARD Ultra Violet lights sometimes called a Black light
Climbing equipment & wet suits
FANATIC JCB & heavy power tools
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