I wish to thank the following people and institutions who have helped to make this website possible.
George Mustoe the great WWU educator who has to be one of Washingtons most valuable assets.
The Western Washington University Geology Department who support the pursuit of knowledge about our state with much effort and enthusiasm. Much of what is known about the North Cascades comes from their work.
The late Wes Wehr curator of the Burke Museum who helped me get started with rocks and minerals by encouraging my fossil collecting.
Lucky Case Jr. who helped me find some of Lucky Case Sr.'s (pioneer jade prospector in the area) many early jade mining claims when we worked together at Oso.
Ken Agren who even though he has stolen a lot of my jade out of the rivers(joke) was one of the few out there for many years and helped me get this site started by letting me use photographs of some of his specimens