On a whim I decided to check out a local lake today, a secluded one I would hang out at before I got into rockhounding. I didn’t expect to find any good rocks, but I wanted to expand my geological knowledge of the area. It wasn’t long after my girlfriend and I arrived that I picked up a rock and said, “Hey, is this Dallasite?”
It was everywhere. This was the first time we’ve found Dallasite away from the ocean, and these rocks weren’t worn by waves. It was interesting to see dry Dallasite, and the small strip of beach we went to on the lake was covered in it.
Dallasite is all over Vancouver Island, and it was great to find a deposit of it in a different environment. We have many big rocks that need breaking to get all the Dallasite out.
This is just the start of our lake hounding. We’re going to hit every lake on this island and every lake in British Columbia. We’ll let you know how it goes, too!