Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Invitation from Parksville Club


From the Parksville and District Rock and Gem Club on beautiful Vancouver Island, to our Fellow Rock Hounds, BC wide…..HELLO!!


Hopefully this finds all rock hounds in good spirits, avoiding the CoVid bug and exploring and hounding, albeit in our safe modes!

Great and safer in the outdoors! We all miss our shows!  


As probably with your clubs, needed revenue for operations is not what it used to be. Everyone’s “pitching in” so we’ll stay safe and endure until a better normal arrives.

We here at the PDRGC, to assist our operations, have obtained a BC lottery/raffle gaming licence to conduct legal licenced gaming events.



We are inviting ALL fellow rock hounds from all clubs across BC to have a chance to get in on this event!!

We have worked out a low cost event, with prizes that should interest any

rock hound.

-The rose quartz rock is over 20lbs!.

-The tumbler is great idea for anyone!

-And the slabs alone are worth the effort to win!!

What great in time for Christmas gifts too!! 


And.....we’ve made is so easy!

Just go to our web page, at pdrockandgem.org and see Raffle for Rocks to click right to the event!


We’ll arrange delivery, shipping.


Please pass this along to your club membership, we appreciate the support and wish everyone good luck!!


Thank You and

Cheers to ALL!!



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Field Trip Cancelled - weather forecast is worsening

It could have been fun, but overnight, the forecast has changed from 30% chance of showers, to steady rain for Sunday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Weather Permitting - Exploratory Trip October 18th


Hi Rockhounders


We are planning an exploratory trip (weather permitting—NO SNOW, no hard rain, no low low temperatures)

On Sunday, Oct. 18th  leaving Penticton from the Walmart parking lot, south area at 10 am.

If you are planning to join us, you need to contact Jerome Albo (arnoldalbo@gmail.com or 250 495 7359) or the club site before Saturday afternoon,.   We are heading towards the Clarke Lake area so we will be at some elevation.  You will need to dress warm, bring your own lunch and necessities.  If you are coming from the Keremeos side, you can take the cut off at Yellow Lake and meet you at the junction of Green Mountain road and the Apex turn off at 10 30.


 Social distancing is necessary but should not present a problem. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Debbie and family - Thanksgiving on the Tulameen


Welcoming committee when I got home...........


Sunday - Goat Mountain

The talus is well picked over, but there was stuff to be found. My agate came from a different spot - I'll wash it and post it - didn't unload tonight because I came home to snow.

I needed Jerome's help to get this out - I'll be looking for a bigger chisel, and a bigger hammer.

We stopped at a landing on the way down the FSR, and found rock that was quite different from what we had seen at other areas. I like exploring - I'm happy with the agate, but brought home a lot more rock for tumbling and my garden.

What does a rock hound do when the axe gets stuck in the firewood?