About

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.

My girlfriend and I 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.

We also offer an opportunity for those outside of the province to get a piece of it in our For Sale section.

Thanks for looking!

There's me rockhounding.

There’s me rockhounding.

Stewart Burnett
BC Rockhound
burningstew@gmail.com
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  4 comments for “About

  1. August 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

    EEEEK! A fellow flowerstone hunter!!!! I LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING! If you ever see a gal with bright coloured dreadlocks, ignoring all the party peeps while digging through all the precious rocks, do say Hi!!!! You would die over my personal collection, of which the smaller pieces I’m going to start releasing on Etsy.

    Rockhounding forever! ❤

    • August 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad I’m not alone enjoying these beautiful rocks. Good luck on Etsy.

      Shoot me a link when you get a page up with some of your collection! Would love to see.

      Rock on.

  2. Jeffrey Dierick
    August 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Great website! Its great to see something new about my favorite stones when I type dallasite into the search bar! Very nice photos too. It’s hard not to be jealous of some of your pieces.

    My girlfriend and I share your passion for the hunt. We have been collecting dallasite and flower porphyry for 4 years together now. 🙂 Add that 4 years worth of stone to my collection starting a few years earlier, and…well you can imagine the mounds of awesome we now have in our “rock room”. Especially now that we can grind and tumble too. Hope to see you out there on the coast.

    • August 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Awesome! Glad to hear of another couple enjoying the hunt together. We’ve just started getting into gold panning on some of the island rivers too. So much to explore here. What kind of rock tumblers/lapidary setup do you have going?

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