My girlfriend and I just got back from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and like diligent rock hounders, we made sure to patrol the local beaches to check out what kind of rocks they’ve got down there.
At first we didn’t see much. My girlfriend said “maybe we’ll find an agate” and I kind of gave a dismissive “ehh” grunt. But about 10 seconds later, she found a rock that sure looks like an agate!
That was just the start. She heavily out-hunted me on our trip and got some real killer pieces. We developed a good eye for agates and the rough crust that can obscure them. The beaches here on Vancouver Island are covered with beautiful rocks, but hardly ever do you see an actual agate.
Check out our collection below.
We got a bunch more but my camera card seems to be on the outs. I’m going to tumble some of our finds and will update on the progress.
Mexico was awesome. Truly, I’m sad to be back in cold and dark Canada.