I see all these cool pictures you post and was wondering if there's a specific field you can go to college for to be able to go out and find this stuff. Obviously there's a lot that goes in to finding minerals or neat rocks, but any answers would be appreciated. :)
Hell yeah, that’s what our blog is all about: mineralogy!! Mineralogy is really a subset of the field of geology, as mineralogy is technically only the study of the chemical and physical properties of minerals. Other fields within geology would include petrology (the study of how and where minerals form), biogeochemistry (just what it sounds like: a mix of biology, geology and chemistry, I’m not super familiar w it), paleontology (the study of fossils), the list goes on and on. If you were to look through your college classes, it would probably fall under earth sciences, geophysical sciences, probably something like that depending on the school.
If you have further questions feel free to send them in and I’ll direct them to Lara, as she graduated in geophysical sciences with me and her family is in the industry.
Good luck!!! :) I hope that was helpful for you!