My bio by Carol Poole
I'm Carol Poole. I won't bore ya with all the little details, I was born in
Missouri and live here now. Married with two kids. One grown and one in high
school and three grandchildren.
I, like many other rock nerds, started young, picking up rocks from the
creeks, driveways and those neat little pebbles people landscape with. Where
are those rocks now is a mystery, but I would guess they are in my mom's yard,
down the register or lost to the vacume cleaner.
Later, much later, I was going through some old stuff from a move, a move
that brought his and mine together. Yes, years after we were married we were
still going through old boxes, mostly to make room for a wood working shop in
the garage. I found a box of quartz crystals and inquired about them. My other
half, Jeff Poole, also in the who's who hall of fame, took me to dig for them.
As most rockhounds know, once you start collecting again, it's all over, you
I started asking loads of questions on Bob's Rock Net. There are a lot of
the same people there and here on McRock's, and Mindat, a lot of newbies, and
a few that are lost. We all have that one thing in common, we love rocks, that
keeps most of us coming back for more. Enough of the mushy stuff,
A few years later, and a whole lot of questions, and I now not only
collect rocks, I make cabochons, and do some lapidary work. I still have the
wood shop, a little more cramped now, but I still dabble in it too. The garage
is shared with several working hobbies and the lawn equipment, (that I would
like to find a new shed for). To see what I currently do you can always go to
my web site at: