Doug Moore has been a rockhound for over 57 years and has served as program coordinator for the Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society in Central Wisconsin since 1983. A photographer and adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Moore started photographing agates in the 1990’s and produced 11 award-winning agate programs for the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. A former naturalist and biologist, Moore began experimenting with a stereomicroscope in the parasitology lab at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, photographing agates and agatized fossils like dinosaur bone. In the past few years, his microscope images have won awards in the Nikon and Olympus International microscope photography competitions. Many of those images are on permanent display in museums and research institutions in Germany, India and Argentina.