Flowerstone is relatively rare on east coast Vancouver Island beaches, with just a few pieces expected to be found per trip. But I headed inland on a hunch and stumbled on a large deposit of the aptly named porphyry.
Opening a rock tumbler is like Christmas
Finding rocks is the first Christmas, and then taking them out of your rock tumbler is the second.
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.