Cleaning Rocks with Hydrogen Peroxide: A Beginner’s Guide

When it comes to cleaning rocks, the rockhounding community advises suggests more ways (and products/strategies) than someone new to the hobby can sift through. Many of the suggested products sound like they would be more at home in a chemistry lab than in a hobbyist’s garage. In this article, we’ll talk about what you need … Read more

How To Go Rockhounding: Answer These 3 Questions Before You Set Out

If you Google “rockhounding,” you will see a variety of articles, forums, and tools, which might make rockhounding seem technical or difficult. The truth is that learning how to go rockhounding is much simpler. In this article, we’ll cover the three main questions you need to answer to get started rockhounding. Getting Started Rockhounding: Three … Read more

Rockhounding Tools for Beginners: A Get Started Guide

Rockhounding tools for beginners will depend heavily upon the type of rock/mineral/gem hunting or collecting they are currently or planning on engaging in. In some cases, there are no rockhounding tools for beginners needed to collect beautiful agates and jaspers. But if you are feeling like investing in some tools, here’s what we would recommend. … Read more

Rockhounding at Patrick’s Point State Park: 3 Tips to Help Plan Your First Visit

Patrick’s Point State Park, located in Trinidad, California (thirty miles north of Eureka), is a fairly well-known location for locals and tourists alike to camp, hike, and hunt for agates, jasper, and driftwood. If you are really lucky, you might find moonstone, jade, quartz, gold, or gems. In this article, we’ll talk about three details … Read more