Sometimes you go where life takes you. That’s certainly been the case for the second career of Floyd Anderson, the 94-year-old owner and general manager of Shamrock Mining LLC, based in Hanna, Utah.
After a career in higher education, Anderson, who holds a PhD in family relations and psychology, received an invitation to search for emeralds in eastern Utah with a group that included a gemologist, the head of the BYU Geology department and several graduate students. Although the search party didn’t find any emeralds, they did stumble across a plethora of translucent yellow rocks. One of the searchers said he knew of a place with plenty more of the stones, on a plateau about 10,000 feet in elevation north of Tabiona in the Uintah Mountains.
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