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.
Rocks from the Northwest Territories
I’ve been on a northern adventure. I spent the end of winter in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and was recently stationed in Fort Simpson. While on the Mackenzie River, I found a few rocks. Nothing too exciting, but some shell and sea floor fossils.
Rock’n Hearts from Mr. Mohs
Dallasite and Flowerstone live on. I sent a couple of rocks to Mr. Mohs in the USA. He makes specialty “rock’n hearts” made of two slices combined into a heart shape. I asked for a Dallasite heart, a Flowerstone heart and a mix of the two.
Mexican agates from Puerto Vallarta
My girlfriend and I just got back from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and like diligent rock hounders, we made sure to patrol the local beaches to check out what kind of rocks they’ve got down there.
Stormy night rockhounding
Storms are one of my favourite things in the world. I love being just hidden in safety from pouring rain and wind. I’ve been meaning to do some night rockhounding and these days that’s when the tide is lowest.
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.
Desire to landscape with rocks, rockhound trip to Squamish river/spit
I took a trip to the spit area in Squamish, where high tide still affects the mouth of the river area. There’s a gravel bar that’s easy to access and I love all the beautiful quartz that washes up. I picked up a few big pieces, I just need places to put them!
Dallasite and Flowerstone cabochons and slabs
I received an early Christmas present from Tommy Lay, this fantastic lapidarist I connected with on a rock tumbling website. He was ridiculously generous. I opened the box with my mom and grandma and we were all oohing over every piece. I had inquired about getting some of my Dallasite and Flowerstone cabbed and slabbed…
Dallasite and Flowerstone cabochons!
We’re breaking new ground at BC Rockhound. I sent some Dallasite and Flowerstone to Tommy Lay, the best cabochon maker I’ve seen on the internet.
Blown away by Dallasite
I took my 24 pounds of Dallasite out of coarse grind in the tumblers today. No matter how many times I tumble this jasper, I am always blown away by some of the pieces that come out.