We’re Alive!

Hello all,

It’s been a good two years since I’ve posted on here, but people keep coming to this site, which is great.

I’ve directed a few hounders to good spots for Dallasite and Flowerstone while I’ve been gone.

I wonder if there’s any left? Of course there is.

I’ve been bouncing around Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, currently stationed in Inuvik.

However, I did get a chance to buy some shiny new rocks while at NW Rockhound shop in Seattle this past Christmas.

Here’s my little display of agates, jaspers, crystals, serpentine, Dallasite, obsidian, petrified wood and whatever else inside a couple of abalone shells.


  8 comments for “We’re Alive!

  1. Jenna
    August 17, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Where did you learn to decipher what each rock was? I am still having trouble even with books to help a dog online resources. They never look like what I find.

    • August 17, 2017 at 4:02 am

      Hey Jenna, for the ones in this post, they were labelled in the store. In general, a lot of time spent looking at rocks and reading posts on this forum taught me how to identify most of the major semi-precious stones: http://andy321.proboards.com/

  2. Doug McLeod
    February 27, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Stewart,
    It is now Feb 2019 are you still there? Do you know what is the larger light green stone in your picture. I have one like it but a darker grey green colour. A slice of it polished into a nice cabochon.

    Cheers Doug

    • February 27, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      Hey Doug, thanks for the message! I am still around though still not living on the island. I’ve been back a few times to hound of course. That stone is serpentine or something very similar to serpentine that I forgot the name of.

    • Nolan Chase
      October 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Healerite is what it’s being called actually. It’s a rare color of noble serpentine. That being said, does anyone know any good locations for rockhounding around the Vancouver, bc area? Thanks for any info, As I’m going to be going up that way more in the coming months. Even though the snow is coming very soon at higher elevation this time of year, cheers.

  3. Loesha Donaldson
    July 29, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Hey there I wondered if you could update where you are and do another rockhounding blog? It’s so interesting and I really enjoy the old posts.

    • July 29, 2023 at 8:33 pm

      Hey Loesha, thanks for the comment. I’ve pretty much ignored every comment and email on here for years. Just busy with life. Still love rocks. Live in northern Canada now. Have a kid. And you have inspired me to do an update so I will. I do have one very cool rock development to share.

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