Between sending some rocks away and tumbling, I’ve actually managed to reduce my stockpile a little bit, unfortunately forcing me to rockhound more.
I went to a local Vancouver Island beach for Dallasite and Flowerstone again, though I found much of the former and little of the latter.
Both rocks look great to me in rough form. The beaches are plentiful – I bet you could hound the same beach your whole life and always have enough stones to work with. It was hot and I found a bunch of small chunks of Dallasite.
On the way home, I decided on a whim to check out another beach. This beach was all boulders. In about 10 minutes I had more Dallasite and Flowerstone than I accumulated in 45 minutes at the previous beach. Boulder beaches are the way to go for hitting your weight quota, but tumble-sized pieces are better for my purposes.
Rockhounding’s too easy here. If I want to spend more than an hour, I’m asking for a real workout.
Until next time, I end with a picture of a rock I still haven’t really identified. I like these guys though. Pretty soft for tumbling.