GEOdyssey, LLC is a limited-liability company originally formed in 1996 to deal with the collecting and creating that began to take over our house. The company name is a combination of "GEO," from our backgrounds in geology and mineral collecting, and "odyssey," defined by Webster as "a long wandering". This company encompasses our many interests including minerals, jewelry, crafts, writing, and traveling--not all of which have yet been fully integrated in company activities. And so, changes and additions to this page in the future will reflect further wanderings and expansion of our interests.
Zelda Bailey and Pat Tucci
Zelda has a bachelor's degree in geology and a lifelong mineral and fossil collecting habit. She handles the business end of GEOdyssey LLC (the dreaded bookkeeping and tax filing), show bookings, and jewelry design and production, but her favorite part of the business is the mineral and fossil buying.Zelda's jewelry has been shown at several Colorado mineral and bead shows over the past25 years, and she taught wire-wrapping classes at a local bead store and at an annual bead show.
Pat has BA and MS degrees in geology, and handles most of the rock and mineral aspects of GEOdyssey. Pat retired from his job as a hydrogeologist after 31 years with the U.S. Geological Survey in 2007. After retirement, he did limited hydrogeologic consulting, specializing in ground-water hydrology and ground-water modeling. Pat has published articles in Rock & Gem Magazine (October, 2005 issue) on Ethiopian opals and about a quartz collecting site and the Native American legend attached to the outcrop(1998).He occasionally writes articles for various mineral club newsletters. His other interests include music, photography, and travel. Pat is also responsible for this Web site, so if you have any comments or suggestions about it, let him know.
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