Via San Bernardino:
Bob Reynolds rocks. Sort of.
Technically, it’s more of a mineral thing.
The one-time earth sciences curator for the San Bernardino County Museum and lifelong explorer of the geology and paleontology of the Mojave Desert, recently had a newly discovered mineral named after him.
Anthony Kampf, a mineralogist with the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, has identified and named nearly 80 new minerals since 1974 – 60 of those since 2000. Earlier this year, he published a paper on a mineral dug out of the Blue Bell Mine near Baker. Reynoldsite is the name he chose for the brown, faceted material composed of lead, along with phyllomanganate-chromate.