Began his love of crystals and mining when he became manager of a Turquoise trading post called Tinkers Earth in 1970. Over the years Jim had dug and supplied the international market with many crystals and gemstone materials. In 1976 Jim famously began digging Bloodstone in Oregon, which made its way into jewelry worldwide. In 1990 Jim opened Atom Crystals – where he provided lapidary services. Jim is knowledgeable in all aspects of crystal and rough lapidary material Mining and extraction, to processing and cleaning and final marketing and sales.