Rockhounding Adventures!

We are so lucky to live in BC where fossils, agate, Jade, opal, garnet, peridot, quartz crystals, amethyst, petrified wood, even Amazonite can be found!

We're also just a beautiful roadtrip away from scenic Washington & Oregon!

So far, we've been lucky to find:

  • bivalve fossils & thunder eggs from Oregon

  • a variety of agates from BC

  • carnelian agate & mini geodes from Panama

  • common opal, fluorite, & fossils from BC
    (fossils: March flies, Chinese fir tips, Comptonia - Sweet Fern, Elm leaf, Beech leaf…)

Clam Fossil (Oregon)

Clam Fossil (Oregon)

Agate (Haida Gwaii)

Agate (Haida Gwaii)

Agate (BC, claim - with permission)

Agate (BC, claim - with permission)

Jasper Agate (BC)

Jasper Agate (BC)

Jasper Agate (BC) the best part is seeing the patterns inside!

Jasper Agate (BC) the best part is seeing the patterns inside!

Carnelian Agate (Panama)

Carnelian Agate (Panama)

Common Opal vein (BC, claim - with permission)

Common Opal vein (BC, claim - with permission)

Abandoned Minecart (BC)

Abandoned Minecart (BC)

Fluorite (BC)

Fluorite (BC)

Rock Candy Mine (BC)

Rock Candy Mine (BC)

*** If you do plan on rockhounding, be sure to check if the area has claims ***

If it does, be sure to contact the owner ahead of time to ask first. It's common courtesy to respect the property of others.
It would also be lovely if fellow rockhounders would be kind  - leave some rocks behind for others to find. There's nothing more disheartening than driving up steep mountainsides, searching for hours, only to find that the entire area has been cleaned out (unfortunately speaking from experience).

 
Fossil (Haida Gwaii)

Fossil (Haida Gwaii)

 
Lucky Strike Mine (Oregon)

Lucky Strike Mine (Oregon)

Thundereggs Everywhere! (Oregon)

Thundereggs Everywhere! (Oregon)