I took a break tumbling as I figured out how I wanted to proceed. I spent a long time going through my tumbles of various stages, assessing and sorting them. I’ve refreshed my approach and got my big 12 pound Lortone Rotary Tumbler going this week.
Month: November 2014
Dallasite cabochons from BC Rockhound material
Tommy Lay is that fantastic lapidarist who first made cabochons from our Dallasite. Now he’s made some more. I sent him some high grade Dallasite, or so we deem it. He wrote a nice review of the material on this rock forum and posted a couple of his cabochons so far.
Tumble Batch 1: General failure, lessons learned
After finishing my first batch of tumbles, I took a long break from operating my rock tumblers.
Stormy night rockhounding
Storms are one of my favourite things in the world. I love being just hidden in safety from pouring rain and wind. I’ve been meaning to do some night rockhounding and these days that’s when the tide is lowest.
A visit to Dallas Road, the birthplace of Dallasite
Well, not the birthplace, but the place it was first discovered and after which it was named. Dallas Road is in Victoria on the south end of Vancouver Island. My girlfriend and I had a kitten-delivery trip to Victoria this weekend and made sure we stopped for a quick rockhound before the 5pm darkness.
Rockhounding: Things I’ve learned as a beginner
Through the course of rockhounding, I’ve learned a few things about rocks. I went from total novice to now having a decent understanding at least of some of the rocks that surround me.