Hi,I just subscribed.Aparantly up in British Columbia theres
opal and agate just laying on the ground waiting to be picked up!
Not just opal but BC has just about any gemstone you can think of
including a documented find of Alexandrite by a student and geology
professor from U of Manitoba. The latest precious opal find
attracted none other than Dr Paul Downing, I believe this was written
up in LJ. Back in 1978 I purchased a BLACK opal from a
rockhound/lapidary that was found yards from the Trans Canada highway
The single biggest problem with visiting BC is that you’ll discover
God’s own country, a lush majestic unspoiled vista of unparalleled
beauty framed in snow capped mountains. You will forever regret going
home. haha. That’s why I didn’t.
We have an Orchid member, Jan MacLellan, firstname.lastname@example.org
who not only has a rock shop here but also carries booklets and
guides to rockhounding around BC. I’m sure she would be pleased to
Anthony L. Lloyd-Rees