Campbell River Rock Hounding

Rock Hounding in & around Campbell River

Rock Hounding the North Island Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

All us amateur mineralogists love the Campbell River area, we are mostly called Rock Hounds engaged in the art of Rock Hounding, we love the hunt for that perfect gem or a rock that reveals the hidden secrets of the past.

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Rockhound’s Code of Ethics

Rock Hounding the North Island Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

The Code of Ethics for Rock Hounding everywhere as well as in the Campbell River area, are pretty basic, but it is a good idea to get some insight into how you should behave while preserving the activity for future generations.

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Be Aware – Be Safe

Rock Hounding the North Island Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

You wouldn’t not strap your child into the car with a seat belt, so take a look at what you can do to keep your group safe when Rock Hounding. Falling rock is just one hazard, especially on the banks of the rivers on Vancouver Island.

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Do you know which rocks to look at?

Rock Hounding Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

What’s the difference between an Igneous and Pegmatite rock or Basalt, Sedimentary rock, Chert and Jasper, Metamorphic rock or Marble, we have it all on Vancouver Island. If you are out Rock Hounding you will learn the difference.

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Where to Look for your rocks:

Rock Hounding Campbell River North Vancouver Island BC Canada

Now that you have decided to go out looking for rocks in the Campbell River area, where do you start? Rock Hounding is about more than just digging, you may have to learn first where to go to do the digging.

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Where did you Find it?

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I love this rock but I cannot remember where I found it, was it Campbell River or the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island? A common occurrence in Rock Hounding. Here are some simple instructions to show you how you should be cataloguing your finds.

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How is the Rock Formed?

Rock Hounding Campbell River North Vancouver Island BC Canada

How is rock formed? Where will I find specific kinds of rock on Vancouver Island, in the Campbell River region or in the Comox Valley?

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Rock Hounding Resources

Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club Campbell River Vancouver Island

Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club, Victoria Geological Survey Branch, Courtenay & District Museum, you should be able to find everything you need to start Rock Hounding on Vancouver Island.

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