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.
Category: Rock Thoughts
Goodbye, Dallasite and Flowerstone – Vancouver Island rockhounding tips
With great sadness, I am leaving the land of Dallasite and Flowerstone (Vancouver Island). Real work, the non-rockhounding kind, has called me to the northern end of the continent in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I am going to keep this blog up as a rockhounding resource for Vancouver Island, BC, and everything going well, Northwest Territories…
Rockhounding: Things I’ve learned as a beginner
Through the course of rockhounding, I’ve learned a few things about rocks. I went from total novice to now having a decent understanding at least of some of the rocks that surround me.
Tumbling away, short hound at the beach, defining “high grade”
Our special British Columbian rocks have been travelling all over the United States lately, and between that and my own tumbling, I felt justified doing a quick rockhound on the weekend.
Glad to be a lonely rockhound
I went back to a local beach in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, this morning for a quick rockhound before the heat got too serious. I wasn’t the only one out there, and not even the only one after rocks.
Assisted by her inherent luckiness, my girlfriend found an incredible rock while we were kayaking on Vancouver Island yesterday.
Rockhound Spidey sense
Either my mind is retroactively making up a nice story or I really have had a rockhounding “Spidey sense” before a good find.
Rockhounding takes a warmup
Something I’ve discovered in life is that I need a warmup before I’m good at anything.
Big Flowerstone and Dallasite!
Here are a couple big finds of Flowerstone and Dallasite.
Dallasite: An eye-opening jasper
I didn’t much believe the whole crystal and gems and minerals having magical effects thing. I just thought minerals looked cool. But Dallasite changed me.