I went on a quick trip to my favourite Vancouver Island beach as the sun came up one recent morning.
This is the beach I found my first piece of Dallasite on. It still yields more than enough beautiful rocks for me and anyone else who would be interested.
My focus this time was more on colourful rocks for the tumbler than Dallasite specifically. My self-education in rock tumbling is paying off, as I am getting a better eye for what rough rocks will look like polished. Next I need to start cutting them open, because I’ll never find out about big rocks this way!
I met a young buck at the beach. He was banging around in the bushes and scared me at first, but then seemed friendly. He was eating samphire, or sea aparagus.
The tide was low and I shifted operations to an adjacent beach and all the gooey duck hunters were out.
I’ve been inspired to do some landscaping recently and grabbed a few shovel fulls of pebbles for my girlfriend’s garden. Not sure if that was legal.
Back to the tumblers for me. We’re going gold panning soon and plan to make a living picking things up off the ground.
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