Finding rocks is the first Christmas, and then taking them out of your rock tumbler is the second.
Rockhounding takes a warmup
Something I’ve discovered in life is that I need a warmup before I’m good at anything.
Low tide rockhounding at my favourite beach
I got out to my favourite local beach on Vancouver Island today in Nanoose Bay. It’s my favourite because of its privacy and bounty of great rocks, like our local jasper Dallasite and attractive porphyry Flowerstone.
Big Flowerstone and Dallasite!
Here are a couple big finds of Flowerstone and Dallasite.
Beach rockhounding on Vancouver Island
Today I rock hounded at a stretch of beach just off the highway between Nanaimo and Parksville on Vancouver Island.
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.