We’re just normal people who love rockhounding in British Columbia, Canada.
We got into the hobby by finding Dallasite, a colourful jasper breccia local to Vancouver Island.
Once I sat down that night and looked at one of my pieces of Dallasite, I knew I was hooked. I fell in love with the creative patterns and epic scenes I saw in each chunk. The blues, greens and black on milky white backgrounds transfixed me.
Multiple tumblers later, I’m a full-blown rockhound.
We have taken to the natural landscapes of this province with a whole new eye: looking for rocks. We’re lucky to be host to a bounty of natural gemstones and semi-precious stones, including nephrite jade, opal, Flowerstone, petrified wood, rhodonite and a variety of jaspers and agates.
Dallasite and Flowerstone, a porphyry that resembles its name, are found only on Vancouver Island and the province of British Columbia. To me, that’s a very special thing and we should treasure our natural resources, gems and minerals.
On this website we’ll give you a look at what we’re doing and explore the rocks of British Columbia together.
Thanks for looking!Stewart Burnett BC Rockhound firstname.lastname@example.org