Few people knew exactly where it originated, and fewer still were permitted access. The location is private, house and past owners were understandably protective of the treasure. Around four decades ago a little daughter, local boy named Martin Kramer (That's Martin inside photo, characteristically swinging a pick. Also, three collectors from your Monterey / Carmel area.) was hill climbing near his Morgan Hill home, South of San Jose, California and noticed some pretty, red rocks. Back then, the jasper may be collected as float material. When that have all been removed rockhounds attacked outcrops with gads, prybars, and sledges looking for jasper in the host rock. Finally, exploratory holes were dug until two reliable veins were found just feet derived from one of another. For years this one site has supplied gem rough for lapidaries through the nation and beyond. If you notice a recent abundance of poppy jasper on the market (I have seen bowling ball-sized boulders at a few shows) it is because your website was opened to fee-digging the past couple of years. Knowing they'd soon sell their house, pet owners took advantage of the additional income stream. French Spiderman Alain Robert has finished his latest climbing the tallest building on earth. Alain has successfully reached the top from the tapered spire across the 160th floor with the building. The 47-year-old is known for climbing buildings around the world just using bare hands and climbing shoes. Michael Moore?s latest movie ?Sicko? should be a wake-up call for insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry as well as the AMA. The movie starts out showing exactly what can occur to working class Americans without medical health insurance, citing the storyline of your man who cut off the tip of two fingers in the work accident. Because he had no insurance and would be paying cash, he was given a choice of having one fingertip replaced for $12,000 or even the other for $60,000. What kind of choice could that often be? Of course, he chose to save the less costly of the two. The movie went on to exhibit the fate of a couple who had worked each of their life, bought insurance through their employers. Three cardiac arrest along with a bout of cancer left the couple bankrupt and virtually homeless despite their insurance coverage.