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August 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Father daughter pair of pebble hounds from Alberta

Would love to share stories and rocks with Alberta Collectors. My 4 year old daughter and I are huge rock hounds. Continue

Added by cory and Aiyana on August 16, 2020 at 11:51am — No Comments

Andrew Johns My Bancroft Trip

Hello all!! Just returned today from the Bancroft area of Ontario. Made it to Craigmont Mtn and the Burgess Mine to look for some Corundum.. Corundum from the region is either barrel shaped or pencil like crystals.. I managed to find some small ones at Craigmont, a bluish color and a brown color. At Burgess I found a nice barrel shaped bronze colored xl about 4cmlong. Just a note, I found more Corundum at Burgess. Craigmont has been well picked over for many years so collecting can be spotty or… Continue

Added by Andrew Johns on August 15, 2020 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Rock Tumblers???

Okay folks, now I'd like to know more about rock tumblers..........what kind should I get (I don't want the cheapest, and don't want to have to mortgage the house, so any suggestions?) What do I need to know to know what kind I need/want? And where do I get one (I'm in Ottawa). Thanks! Continue

Added by Marion Conger on August 3, 2020 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Bancroft trip

Well, we're back from Bancroft and I want to go back. Since I left it so late, could only find a one night accomodation. We went to the Princess Sodalite shop/rock farm, where we bought some rocks and "farmed" some more. Also went to the CN rock pile where my (9 yr old) daughter and I spent some time looking for treasures. Alot of pretty stuff! The van was quite weighed down on the way home! (Though I justify that by saying, we were one teenager less than usual, so the rocks didn't quite weigh a… Continue

Added by Marion Conger on August 3, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments

A great way to get rid of those pesky bugs!

Hi all I was resently sent a email from a friend who is also a rock hound. On my last outing in the woods my kids and I were under attack by mosquitoes and black flies. Bug spray never seems to last long! My friend suggested buying listerine (yes the mouth wash) and using a spray bottle, to spray it on your self and your clothes. As I will try almost anything once I took his advise and surprisingly enough it works. I think I will use it instead of bug spray from now on. Its cheaper, works bett… Continue

Added by Shirley Moreau on August 2, 2020 at 11:44pm — 2 Comments


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