Rex Barrans, Rockhound of the year for the NFMS in 2009 has been the “Go To Guy” for creating and leading field trips for many years. You will find him mentioned in almost every field trip story in our newsletter. This picture was taken on the 2009 field trip to the Red Marble Quarry, where Rex work as part of the first drilling team to go in on the expansion of the present site. One of the best articles about Rex is in the February 2005 newsletter. Rex wrote a series of 3 articles on his 2006 rock hounding adventures.