Bob Scholl/Really Old Rocks
Rough • Wind Slicks • Pendants • Specimens • Jewelry
From my earliest years I’ve been attracted to nature and found my escapes from suburban life in Connecticut out fishing and exploring the few patches of woods left in my home state. In 1983 I fled the east coast for a new life in the Rockies, beginning at the University of Montana in Missoula in 1983 and then Lander Wyoming in 1995. During that time I explored amazing laces on my own and as a wilderness fishing and llama packing guide.
In 2009 my jade journey started with the dream of finding apple green boulders while my body was fighting off a life threatening bout with West Nile virus. I used my jade dream to fuel my long recovery from that nasty virus.
2021 marks the 11th year for my summer jade and gem expeditions in Wyoming. The past nine summers of explorations, living out on the Wyoming range, have laid the foundation for what will be a banner year. The puzzle and riddle of Wyoming’s jade country has never been fully pieced together and the ongoing field research I’m doing will hopefully fill in some of the missing pieces.
Thanks to all my friends and customers who have helped keep my jade and rock journey alive. Your friendship and business are most appreciated and with your continued help and support I look forward to bringing you more treasure of the earth on my website.
Believe in yourself. Make your dreams reality. Never give up. Laugh, play and have fun along the way – Bob Scholl
I am often asked where one can find “Wild” Nephrite Jade in Wyoming. So I’ve put together this free and easy 3-step guide. How to find Nephrite Jade in Wyoming.
1, Get BLM land ownership maps covering areas of Beaver Rim to Casper to Red Desert.
2. Get new tread or boots and start walking.
3, By the time your tread looks like this you will have likely found a few treasures along the way, often where you least expected.
And always remember you’re only one glance away from retirement.
Bob SchollWyoming Jade Prospector