Ms. King, are these minerals affordable? Any suggestions to look/shop/hunt for them-here in San Diego and/or L.A.?
YEP! they are - all minerals range in quality - they range from very affordable to more expensive (like for people who collect them). i stay away from crystal shops - my best source is to go to local mineral club shows - you can find one in your area here - http://www.rockngem.com/hope that helps!L