- For Laura Estrada's RockHounding Quick Tips click here
- For David Cook's Tips on Where to Look for Rocks and Minerals in BC click here
Tools you will need to get before you start
Hammer: geologist’s pick with a chisel point or a mason’s hammer
(not a regular claw hammer)
Cold chisels: 1/2 inch and 1 inch size
Very Important: Safety glasses: Goggle-type are best, but some plastic sunglasses can double as safety glasses. Hammered rocks can give off sharp chips which can cause serious damage to the eyes.
Hand lens or loupe (16 power): Can be carried on a string around the neck. A loupe is invaluable for looking at details; particularly the minerals that make up all rocks or the fossils that are preserved in some sedimentary rocks.
On the day
Appropriate clothing, rain gear and sturdy tie-up shoes or boots with good tread.