Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jasper haul

For a price, we got permission to collect Jaspers on a private ranch off Hwy 5. It was hot but the collecting was easy and the stones are all colorful and shapely. You can see them in the Rock yard at the Rock Stop when I get some help moving them over. I took this picture with the stones wet to show the intense color saturation of these beauties.

June jade hunt

We hit the mountains in Northern California early this month for our usual jade search in Mendocino county. The extreme drought has taken it's toll on the jade supply available for discovery. Water courses are barely flowing and not much new jade has exposed for the past few years. What has been brought out are beautiful small pebbles like this one found in a few inches of water. It was still a great time and we will return but may wait for a massive winter of storms before we do.