Dallasite is everywhere on Vancouver Island. It’s on the beaches, at the lakes and in the rivers. I had to bus from Nanaimo to Port McNeil and drive a car back for work recently and I stopped by a river near Woss.
I hoped to find some rare northern agates or Flowerstone. But nope. The first thing I saw was Dalllasite, and it was everywhere.
I find it interesting how Dallasite pieces in different places seem to have different themes. At this river, there was a lot of Dallasite that was mostly green and white, missing the black and zig-zagging breccia patterns.
With no bucket on hand, I settled on a few favourite pieces to carry home in my camera bag.
So far, I’ve found Dallasite literally everywhere with water I’ve looked on Vancouver Island. I’ve found Flowerstone sparsely on most rivers but did find one large deposit of it.
To the next river I go. My girlfriend and I visited a gold panning display at a fair today and are antsy to put our pans to action.