Scott  Forward

Scott graduated with an MS from the University of Georgia and has had a lifelong interest in geology. His love of geology, plus many years of owning his own environmental geology consulting business, evidences his expertise in mineralogy. He is a registered geologist and an Internationally Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control these experiences, coupled with his remarkable management skills and years of service in the Air Force and Navy, make him just the kind of instructor to teach the ins and outs of gem and mineral identification.

Class List

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Gem and Mineral Identification - Scott Forward
This course will provide background for individuals who would like to learn the essentials of what to look for and what to avoid in shopping for gem stones. We will study instruments such as the microscope, dichroscope, refractometer and polariscope. Also, wondering what that rock you picked up on vacation might be? We will learn how to identify minerals, as well. There will be class lecture and discussion, field trips and hands-on experience to help you identify your finds. Be sure to bring old clothes, shoes and boots for our outings, The only other items you will want to bring with you are a rock hammer, a sharp eye and your enthusiasm. Lab fee covers travel expenses, handouts, notebook, color copies and tools.

Lab Fee: $200.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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Junior Rockhounds I - Juniors & Seniors - Scott Forward
Enjoy the thrill of hunting for rocks and minerals with your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter. You will learn how to identify and classify all that you find you will find a lot. This class aims to bring family together while searching for awesome minerals. Do not miss this opportunity to spend some time together, and you may even inspire some new rockhounds. Enrollment for this class requires two students one student age 7-14 and a second 21 or older. Lab fee is for both students and includes a hardness/streak test kit, a note book miscellaneous supplies and mineral specimens. Applications for this class and approved prior to confirmation.

Lab Fee: $300.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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Mineral Identification I - Scott Forward
Wondering what that rock you picked on vacation might be? Do you enjoy the thrill of finding a jewel laying on the ground? This class will start you on your journey into mineral identification. We will conduct class discussion in the field, go on field trips and encourage hands-on experiences to help you identify your finds. Be sure to bring old clothes, shoes and boots for outings. The only other items you will want to bring with you are a rock hammer, sharp eye and your enthusiasm. Lab fee covers travel expenses, handouts, miscellaneous supplies, color copies, tools and a notebook.

Lab Fee: $200.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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