Allison P.

Allison moved to Austin from Florida to further her education in geology and vertebrate paleontology. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, skating, and reading. You will see Allison working mostly in the Rock Depot and Rock Yard, but she also helps restock the Showroom as part of the Inventory Team.

"My favorite stone is a silicate mineraloid known as Opal, the vibrant color play and the odd lumpy crystalline structure has always interested me. Most opals are 65-145 million years old and often found in sedimentary Cretaceous rock (the same time period when dinosaurs lived). She has a strong connection with water, rock, and all organic material, and Opal is the product of Earth’s entire natural being in one. "