Energetic and exploratory by nature, Chelsea Thompson, owner of Schurz, Nevada-based RockChuck, and fellow prospector John Keady have been digging around the western United States for several years. Prospector, mine owner and jewelry maker, she does it all from the ground up. You can’t argue that prospecting is glamorous, but it does score high in the thrill-of-discovery department. “We have been so amazed at the size of crystals we’ve been pulling out of the earth. They are incredible,” Thompson reports.