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Our most sincere gratitude goes out to the amazing people who have helped collect soil for this project. Thank you!

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COUNTRY DATE COLLECTOR(S) LOCATION(S)
       
Afghanistan I 8/19/2004 Abula Akbar Balkh (city) birth place of greatest poet/philospher Jalalludin Rumi
Afghanistan II 4/2/2010 Mark Beidlingmaier Mazar-E-Sharif
Albania 8/12/2006 Edi Jacellari, Anila Trebika Rozafa Castle, Shkoder
Algeria 9/21/2003 Mohammed Benyoucef M'Zab Region Coast
Andorra 5/29/2009  Alfons Codina Pujol Encamp (city) Llac D'Engolasters (Engolasters Lake)
Angola 7/31/2006 Delfina Nascimento TBA
Antigua & Barbuda 5/15/2006 Dr. Janil Gore-Francis, Juanita Lynch Montserrat, Central Cotton Factory
Argentina 1/4/2006 Horacio Ocampo Manuel Ocatipo, Pergamino 
Armenia 10/29/2006 Sofya Kalantaryan, Forrest Turpen St. Etchmiadzin, Family Farm
Australia 12/30/2003 Rossell Vogel Coastal Area
Austria 10/25/2005 Taya Albolena Lila, Suzana Grau Graz
Azerbaijan 1/17/2006 Nikki & Thomas Lemley Old City
Bahamas 3/3/2004 Brian Vitek TBA
Bahrain 2/2/2006 Julie Berquist Seef ( fort )
Bangladesh 6/19/2006 Farhana Ruzi, Dabir Chowdhery Sylhet, Historical City
Barbados 6/11/2007 Juanita Lynch St. James, Fiits Village Beach
Belarus 9/9/2005 Biking Viking - Claes Andersen Forest by Train Station
Belgium 5/3/2003 M. Michou Brutsaert 93 Ave-Paul Deschanel
Belize 7/8/2006 Ramiro Nagera, Betty Marchorro Centro Alfan Belmopan
Benin 8/4/2006 John Cushing Quidah Slave Coast
Bhutan 6/3/2008 Reva Gupta, Tshoki Choden, Tashi Lhendup, Larry Schwartz Simtokha Dzong (Thimphu)
Bolivia I 5/25/2003 Martha Escutia Tiwanaku (La Paz)
Bolivia II 10/1/2009 Sara McDonald Cerro Rico (Potosi) & Indamachay (Sucre)
Bosnia & Herzegovina 4/2/2007 Alen Savatic Kosovo - Olympic Site
Botswana 12/25/2004 Neil Stipanich Okavango Delta Chef's Island
Brazil 8/24/2005 Dr. Rose Francis City of Recife
Brunei 10/8/2006 Shova Tharpa City of Seria
Bulgaria 7/1/2005 Anastasia Chames (L.A.) & Georgia Nelson (Bulgaria) Ludga Village
Burundi I 7/24/2006 Pascal Jumatano, Patricia N. Moller Livingstone Rock
Burundi II  7/12/2008 Bigira Kirokiro Gitega, Nyamugari
Burkina Faso 10/16/2006 Ruth Estabrook, Olivia, Imane and Eve Ougadougou
Cambodia 11/29/2006 Jeff Daigle Wat Phnom
Cameroon 1/17/2007 Gladys Viban & Mathias Tientcheu & Honorable Adamou Ndam Njoya Marenbouom (Yaounde)means"where clay is collected
Canada 11/23/2005 Kevin Blucke Kelowna, BC, Summerhill Winery
Cape Verde  2/1/2007 Paul P. Pometto II 1) Santiago 2)Fogo 3) Maio (3 islands)
Central African Republic 11/6/2006 Banthas-Bata-Ndanga, Henrisch-Genscher Bimbo, Balapa III area (Bangui city)
Chad 8/7/2006 Felix Mbatalbye Sao Site, Walia N'Djamena
Chile 1/31/2004 Lou Webber Pablo Neruda Museum, La Chascona
China I 9/1/2003 Kevin Wren Hong Kong - Buddha Statue
China II 2/17/2011 Christopher Smith Liangmaqiao & Miazidian, Beijing
China III 9/2/2011 David Yao Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Colombia 7/13/2006 Leticia Zomosa Bogota-Monserrate Hill
Comoros 1/23/2008 Brian Neubert, Lalla Ghoujhi, David Wychel, Lanto Hariveloniaina Moroni, 10km from Mt. Karthala
Congo I(Dem.Rep.) 10/1/2003 Jean-Leon Bonnechere Congo River, Kinshasa
Congo II (Dem.Rep.) 7/18/2008 Bigira Kirokiro Goma Kivu - Birere
Congo (Republic) 1/16/2007 Mark J. Biedlingmaier, Cynthia Gregg DeBrazza Mausoleum/Brazzaville (city)
Costa Rica 10/26/2005 Fletcher Dice, Douglas Soto, Mr. Abraham Morales Intercontinental Hotel Garden, San Jose
Cote d'Ivoire  5/8/2008 Herve Katwetebe Kalamba Yamoussourro
Croatia I 2/12/2006 Taya Albolena Lila, Mirjan Gracan Home of a Friend, Kosjaca
Croatia II  7/12/2008 Dana Zusman Family Dubrovmk-(beach at Adriatic Sea)
Cuba 10/9/2007 Jerry Lloyd Che Monument, Santa Clara
Cyprus 1/15/2006 Hellen Choraitis Aphrodite's Rock
Czech Republic 6/20/2005 John & Alena Bouska Mt. Vitkov, Prague
Denmark 4/18/2005 Niels & Jenny Larsen Dragor near the beach
Dijbouti 5/26/2008 Wendy Nassmacher,Rebecca Hunter, Niles Cole, M.W. Stoner Lac Assal Lake
Dominica 7/16/2007 Michael Norris,Juanita Lynch, Lennox  Fort Shirley & The Cabrits
Dominican Republic 3/17/2007 Jamie Rothschild Colonial Sector, Santo Domingo
Ecuador 7/15/2006 Angel Armijos, Pat McMaster Cacha, Chimborazo
Egypt I 9/8/2003 Sushil Chaturvedi Giza Pyramids
Egypt II 2/26/2011 Nehal Jamal Youssef Tahrir Square
El Salvador  5/4/2006 Betty Marchorro Santa Ana, San Cristobal Frontero
Equatorial Guinea  6/27/2010 Cathrine Ruillat, Jean-Leon Bonnechere Malabo Forest
Eritrea 5/19/2007 Margery Benson Massawa - H. Selassie Palace
Estonia 3/3/2006 Claus Andersen - Biking Viking Vilnius Park
Ethiopia I 3/5/2005 Dawn Bryan 1) Menagesha Suba Park, Addis Ababa 2) Lalibella
Ethiopia II  11/15/2008 Wossene Bowler planned site for hospital at Sheno
Fiji I 6/10/2003 Richard A. Loomis Nadi, viti Levu
Fiji II  7/1/2008 Brian Siler The Bose Levu Vakaturaga Complex
Finland 8/10/2006 Milli Heiniemi,Chad Peterson Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki
France I 7/8/2003 Jean-Pierre Moritz Pyla Sur Mer Beach Sand Dune
France II 9/1/2012 Stephen Kerce 1) German Military Cemetery, Huisnes; 2) Place Patton, Avranches; 3) Pointe du Hoc
Gabon 8/31/2006 Michael Garcia Lambarene-Albert Schweitzer Hospital
Gambia (The)  3/27/2007 Chris Zimmer,Joseph Stafford James Island Slave Base
Georgia 8/24/2007 George Davitani, Mariam Betsunaidze Tbilis at Kashveti Church
Germany I 8/23/2005 Michael & Kay Rosness Sachsenhausen Death Camp
Germany II 9/15/2010 Stephen Kerce Brocken
Ghana I 8/15/2004 J. Scott Crosby Labadi Beach. Accra
Ghana II 12/22/2010 Simon Estabrook Tamale
Greece 6/5/2005 Fanis Labropoulos Town of Kalavrita 
Grenada 11/4/2007 Juanita Lynch, Karen Jo McIsaac, Conrad Belmar-Roberts St Pauls, St George
Guatemala 1/25/2006 Betty Morchorro Tikal, Pete'n
Guinea 4/9/2007 Daniel Sara, Stephanie Chasteen, Kim Crawford Boke Village, Conakry, Slave Site
Guinea Bissau 6/9/2009 Victoria Carvalho, Manfred Bissau, Bairro do Ajuda (his garden house)
Guyana 11/11/2006 Niles E. Cole Rupununi Rainforest
Haiti I 12/4/2007 Beatrice Vilain, Megan Larsen-Kone Port au Prince
Haiti II  4/24/2008 Jacqueline O'Connor Hinche Rebellion Site, Peralte
Honduras 7/1/2006 Betty Marchorro Central Park, Puerto Cortez
Hungary 11/18/2005 Erika Buzas, Doreen Virtue Town of Albertirsa
Iceland 2/5/2006 Helga Sigurdardottir, Doreen Virtue Flosagja/Nikulasangja Power Site
India I 3/13/2004 Hamid Mansuri Kapadvanj-district Kheda,Gujarat
India II Jan/Feb 2013 Rudolf Schwartz and friends Goa schools
Indonesia  10/24/2003 Russell Vogel Monas Monument, Jakarta
Iran 7/23/2004 Mehdi Zahedi, Mohammad Zahedi Ghom, Religious City, his home
Iraq I 2/3/2005 Kevin Wren & Anonymous Pilot Basra War Zone
Iraq II 1/6/2009 Mark Biedlingmaier Saddan Hussein Palace, Baghdad
Ireland 1/13/2006 Anne Coyle Cooley Mts., Carlingford
Israel 2/13/2006 Carol Levine Mt. Of Beatitudes
Italy I 7/25/2003 Mr/Mrs Mike England Loro Cuiffenna, Tuscany
Italy II 7/11/2009 Mike England Gropina, Loro Ciuffena (historic church)
Jamaica 10/2/2006 Angela E. Harvey, Bernadette Hutchinson Devon House Monument, Kingston
Japan 8/9/2004 Shirley Hines 1st Shogun Castle, near Tokyo
Jordan I 9/1/2006 Jock Whittlesey Dead Sea
Jordan II  7/7/2008 Yousef Rasheed Z'reagaf Ujarash Architectural Site
Kazakhstan 2/16/2008 Lella Aitmukhavova, Aisulu Nurgozha, Jerry Gary, Dina Bodaubay Almaty, Shamshi Kaldayakov House
Kenya I 1/28/2005 Cheryl Ekstrom Great Migration Route
Kenya II  7/21/2008 Bigira Kirokiro Friend's Home in Nairobi
Kiribati 8/25/2006 Bonnie McQuiston Kariatebike Village - King's Former Home
Kuwait 1/26/2005 Kevin Wren Silalya Beach
Kyrgyzstan 1/26/2008 Roger Clapp,Elizabeth Ann Lundeen, Marat Djanbaev, Craig Suderman, Aida Richardson, Warren Hill Bishkek
Laos 4/30/2008 Kelly Nicholas Wat Phu, Champasak
Latvia 1/21/2006 ReGina Norlinde Family Garden in Salaspils 
Lebanon 6/23/2003 George Mhanna Byblos
Lesotho 5/5/2007 Chris Smith, Mamosa Mapeshoane Pope Visit Site Maseru
Liberia 9/14/2006 Florence Dukuly Providence Island
Libya 6/8/2009 Hameed Elwahwah The Roman Theatre, Sabratha
Liechtenstein I 8/19/2008 Claudio Silvio Nardi Castle from our Monarch, Vaduz
Liechtenstein II 8/23/2009 Kerstin Kaiser Bendern Kilchhugel (Church Hill)
Lithuania 9/9/2005 Claus Andersen - Biking Viking Tartu Train Station
Luxembourg 5/1/2005 Ryan Patrick Cawley A House/deserted
Madagascar 2/14/2008 Rodney Ford, Lanto Hariveloniaina Lazaina, 5km from Amohimanga Palace
Macedonia 12/28/2006 George Olsen, Borka Taneska, Renata Traikovska NOB Monuments, Skopje 
Malawi 11/20/2006 Ulemu C. Malindi thru Mitchell Moss Lilongwe Permaculture Field
Malaysia 4/15/2007 Jonathan Gressel His backyard near Kuala Lumpur
Maldives 7/9/2007 Paul William Neville/Terry J. White Tsunami Monument in Male
Mali 1/12/2007 John A. Cushing, Patricia Wright Near the Niger River at his house, Bamako
Malta 8/12/2004 Scott Methvin Cruise Port Archeological Site
Marshall Islands I 8/28/2007 Kathy Stratt's Students, Darlene Korok U.S. Navy WWII Airstrip, Majuro, now their school
Marshall Islands II 8/8/2008 Zac Sunderland, Karen Earnshaw Robert Reimers Hotel, Uliga
Mauritania 9/29/2006  Lilla Ghoujdo Dunes de Sables
Mauritius 9/12/2005 Liz McDonough Chamarel 7 Volcanic Ash 
Mexico 9/8/2003 Ben Cufone Chichen Itza & Tuluum
Micronesia 7/24/2009 Garrett Johnson Yap, Islands
Moldova (Rep. of) 8/22/2007 Alexandru Leanca, John Balian Orheiul Vechi
Monaco 7/20/2008 Dana Zusman Family Royal Palace
Mongolia 9/30/2006 Cory Johnston Hardgait Park, Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro 1/26/2007 Dr. Judith Jones Podgorica "Behind the Rainbow"
Morocco 9/11/2006 Hassan Chaabi & Michael Fay Chellah Monument, Rabat
Mozambique 2/7/2007 Kristin M. Kane Gwaza Miuthine Battle Site
Myanmar 3/1/2007 Barbara White, Kyaw Swa Min (Joe) Shwedagon Pagoda Grounds
Namibia 6/13/2004 Dr. Robert Kelly Sossusvlei Dune #45
Nauru 3/1/2008 Brian Siler Phosphate mining area
Nepal I 1/28/2008 Rosalind Russell, Binay Bajracharya, Rabindra Sitaula Hotel Clarion, Patan, Lalitpur
Nepal II 12/10/2009 Rosalind Russell, Rabindra Sitaula Ojhetar, Baluwar, Kavre
Netherlands 9/13/2003 Agata Barnhoorn Heiloo Village
New Zealand  11/16/2005 Amanda Sole Ruakaka Beach
Nicaragua 4/4/2007 Banjamin A. East Isla de Ometepe Burial Grounds
Niger 10/9/2006 Ruth Estabrook Tillabery Rd.
Nigeria 9/14/2005 Iheanacho Nwankwo (Achor) Niger River Coal Mine & Urban Area
North Korea (DPR) 9/4/2011 Cha Man Song Moran Park, Friendship Tower
Norway 6/23/2003 Jeny Wolther Nakholmen Island
Oman 9/11/2006 Derek W. Hoffman Gulf of Oman Shore
Pakistan 8/2/2006 Kalim Farooki Thatta (Rich historical city)
Palau 11/15/2006 Ray Barao Peleliu Museum - WWII Site-Bloody Beach
Panama 7/30/2005 Estrella Pittman Embara Village
Papua New Guinea 10/15/2007 Rose Salayau Papua DHL Office
Paraguay 9/1/2006 Bruce P. Kleiner Itapyta Punta, Asuncion
Peru 11/12/2005 Elizabeth Vexelman Huaca Huallamarca
Philippines 6/3/2005 Estrella F. Alabastro Pinatubo Volcano
Poland 6/7/2004 Kazimierz Kowal 1) Kosciuszko Mound, 2) Oswiecim Jewish Camp
Portugal 4/6/2004 Ivy Last Torre de Belem, Lisboa
Qatar 9/3/2005 Dave Schrall Al Wakra Beach
Romania 2/8/2007 Judy Moon,Charlotte Claudi Magnussen Geo. Enescu Museum, Buchharest
Russia 8/1/2003 Neil Stripanich Solovetsky Island Camps,Archangel'sk
Rwanda I 4/21/2007 Amani Athar Brian George Nyanza Royal Palace
Rwanda II  7/19/2008 Bigira Kirokiro Sister's backyard, Kigali
Saint Kitts & Nevis 7/8/2007 Shawn Williams, Juanita Lynch Bristone Fortress Nat'l Park, Rosseterre
St. Lucia  8/2/2007 Winston Phulgence, Juanita Lynch Pigeon Island National Park, Fort Rodney
St. Vincent/Grenadines 7/24/2007 Kenneth King, Juanita Lynch Fort Charlotte
Samoa 8/9/2003 Kevin Wren Pago Pago, Apia Airport
San Marino  7/23/2009 Mike England Historic Church, Gropina
Sao Tome & Principe 9/2/2006 Michael Garcia, Katherine Dhanani Roca Sao Joa, Sao Tome Roca Sao Jose
Saudi Arabia 1/28/2006 Juli & Richard Berquist Oil Well #1, Chahran
Senegal 10/18/2005 Cheikh Darou Seck Goree Island Slave House
Serbia 8/27/2005 Mateo Natividad, Karin Radermacher (wife) Kalmegdan Fortress, Belgrade
Seychelles 4/1/2007 Devi/Isuru/Char (Mom & Kids) Anse Boileu School, Mahe
Sierra Leone 11/1/2006 Brenda Soya, Martin Dale, Elspeth Horton, Francis Armara Leicester Peak, Freetown
Singapore 5/1/2005 Humphrey Chang Back yard, Singapore (Old Holland Rd.)
Slovakia 8/20/2005 Alena & John Bouska Vysoke,Tatry
Slovenia 12/1/2005 Taya Albolena Lila  Ljubljana Castle
Solomon Islands  10/29/2008 Myrtle Atienza, Bruce, Tony Honiara Island
Somalia 3/1/2008 John Nordmeyer, Niles Cole Hargeysa-Somaliiland (outside airport)
South Africa I 5/2/2004 Neil Stipanich Robben Island
South Africa II 10/1/2007 Bronwyn Tanner Execution Rock, Scottburg
South Korea 4/16/2006 Butch Vallee Dinosaur Expo, Goseong
South Sudan 3/7/2011 Joseph Sharp Terrain Camp, Juba
Spain 9/25/2003 Scott Methvin Barcelona Nautical Museum
Sri Lanka 7/9/2007 Paul Neville, Terry White Galle Face Green, Colombo
Sudan 1/15/2006 Rasha Salama  Al Mogran Park, Khartoum
Suriname 10/3/2004 Nick Bosustow 1) Yard in Paramaribo 2) River Bank
Swaziland 8/22/2007 Nanette Gruber, Marjorie Balarin, Chris Smith Allister Miller House, Sibebe and Sandlane Art Rocks
Syria 1/12/2007 Kristin Westphal House off Biblical Straight St., Damascus
Sweden 5/20/2005 Hakan Schaling Lichstrash, Lappland
Switzerland 11/3/2003 Kyle Steiner Lake in Zurich
Tajikistan 3/1/2007 Mukadda Kurbanova, Manizha Tilavova Khatlon Province
Tanzania I 12/31/2003 Neil Stipanich Tarangire National Park
Tanzania II  6/26/2008 Kay Ostensen,Candace Marshall Orkeeswa Elementary School, Lashaine
Thailand I 10/10/2003 Russell Vogel Lumphini Park, Bangkok
Thailand II 11/4/2008 Verawat Chiranai (Bird) Koh Kret Island
Timor Leste 7/1/2009 Karen and Sara Christo Rei, Dili Large Statue of Jesus
Togo 9/15/2006 Idamou N'Tcha, Ambassador Dunn, Charlie Gillig Tamberna Valley
Tonga I 8/14/2008 Brian Siler Royal Palace, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Tonga II  2007 Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau Nukulela Archeological Site
Trinidad & Tobago 11/17/2005 Roanne Rampaul Cedros Bonasse Village
Tunisia 9/12/2006 Karen Schoppi, Allyson Cornish, David Ballard, Nejmeddine Lahmar Carthage American Battle Cemetery
Turkey I 1/1/2006 Simin Gurler Kiziltoprak, Doreen Virtue Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul
Turkey II 4/4, 6/2012 Stephen Kerce Theodosian Wall, Anadoluhisari, Rumelihisari
Turkmenistan 6/16/2008 Eleonora Malashkevich Memorial Park
Tuvalu 5/1/2008 Brian Siler Lagoon Beach at Vaiaku on Funafuti
Uganda I 10/23/2005 Basasira David Mukasa Bulange Area
Uganda II  7/19/2008 Bigira Kirokiro Brother's Home, Kampala
Ukraine 11/25/2005 Katalin Alter Munkacheve Fortress
United Arab Emirates 8/20/2005 Sam Rifki Al Ain Desert, Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom I 9/15/2003 Scott Methvin Guernsey Nazi Occupation Site
United Kingdom II 9/10/2010 Stephen Kerce Lulworth
United States  1/21/2009 Scott Kalassy White House Grounds
Uruguay 12/23/2004 Lisbeth Bosshart Cerro de Montevideo Hill, Montevideo
Uzbekistan 9/27/2006 Madina Musaeva Tashkent Memorial
Vanuatu 8/23/2008 Amanda Prasow,Seliane Kalsakau, Kevin George Tongoa Island(grave site of lone male survivor of Kuwai volcano ex)
Venezuela 12/26/2007 Nazarena Toledo Sanchez, Steven Naimoli Margarita Island
Vietnam 1/11/2007 Esther Jivcu Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
Yemen 9/19/2006 Ann Maire,A Roubachewsky, Fouad Sufian Sanaa U.S. Embassy grounds
Zambia 5/10/2004 Neil Stipanich Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe I 4/9/2007 1)Sydney Ncube; 2) K. Green, J. Kember (NAP) 1) His Garden; 2) Jabulani Village Beobob Tree
Zimbabwe II  5/19/2007 Sandy Orril Jabuyani village
     

 

 


 

 

 

 


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