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.
I didn’t find one piece of Dallasite. There were porphyry rocks and quartzy ones, but no nice Dallasite. It was almost high tide but I could tell the beach we stopped at didn’t offer much. Too industrial now, too busy. I like private beaches.
To make this post more interesting, below are some fancy pieces of Dallasite I’ve found over time. I am eternally attracted to any rocks that show blue.
There you go. Don’t go to Dallas Road for Dallasite, ha. I think the material is still relatively unknown enough that I could rename it. Prehistoric Jasper would be my choice, maybe. The designs look tribal or prehistoric or dinosaur-ish to me.
Take care, stay warm.
Well I’ll be darned. I’ve never heard of this rock. I had a beautiful spring hike along Dallas Road last spring and enjoyed it tremendously.