I've been banging on rocks for, well, quite a few years, but I didn't think to formalize my system until this week. There are guidebooks that touch on matters of professional practice, and every rockhound group teaches its members hammer safety. But as an amateur geologist I practice a game between that of the professional and the rockhound. It incorporates a respect for the rock as something with its own aesthetics and right to exist as nature made it. See if you agree.
Outcrop practicing satori Geology Guide photo