Welcome to my web page. I hope you enjoy some of the articles I have posted here. At the links to the left, you will find articles and ebooks on Arkansas Quartz Crystals, Cleaning Ancient Coins, Jewelry Making, An Introduction to Meteorites, Rare Earth Elements, Micrometeorites, and the obsure, but increasingly important science of Memetics, as well as some random musings and a personal Curriculum Vitae, which is academic for 'resume.' Below, you will find links to my geology blog, to several fun earth science and jewelry making discussion groups that I host on Facebook, as well as links to my other large website www.impactcraters.us/home which is a long-term effort at bulding an educational and research resource for people interested in known meteorite impact craters in the United States.
If you would like to connect with me personally instead of reading all of the science and art stuff that I write, look me up on Facebook or click on the picture and link to the upper right! If the link doesn't work, go to https://www.facebook.com/robert.beauford.7
Thanks and best regards, Robert Beauford, PhD
My very sporadic Geology blog:
Arkansas Geology and Natural History is a Facebook discussion group about rocks, plants and animals, weather patterns, waterways, and more. Share your beautiful photos, hikes and canoe trips, ask questions about geology or natural sciences in the region, and share why you love the beautiful outdoors of Arkansas, 'The Natural State.' Technical questions and comments are not only welcome, they are encouraged. Join, learn, teach, share. Only 3 rules: keep it civil, don't sell stuff, and offer at least an introductory comment on the photos you post. Thanks and welcome!
Impact Craters and Impactites is a Facebook forum for the discussion of interesting meteorite impact crater research articles and for sharing photos of impactites or impact crater locations. Topics also include impact crater investigation or science related links, questions about meteorite impact craters or impact science, and unconfirmed impact craters, as well as upcoming conferences in the field, upcoming or past impact crater related field trips, and ongoing or beginning research projects. Come join in!
Jewelry and Metalwork Artisans is a Facebook group providing a place where jewelry artists and artisan metal workers can talk about bench tips, successes, challenges, failures, design ideas, favorite tools, and whatever else they find interesting, and where we can share metalwork with other people who appreciate the challenges of the process as much as the beauty of the end product. If you like to learn, teach, share or admire, stop in and visit or join!
Petrography, Mineralogy and Thin Section Analysis is a forum for discussing and sharing news, journal articles, websites, and photographs related to mineralogy, petrology, and petrography. Educational and technical or scientific questions are particularly welcome, but geology related questions at all levels are entirely appropriate in this forum. If you post specimen pictures or requests for rock or mineral ID, please make sure the images are clear, and include a statement or question to begin discussion.
A few examples of recent jewelry work: