For as long as I can remember, I've loved rocks. They don't have to be fancy or exotic rocks, just rocks that are pleasing to my eye. When I travel, I like to collect rocks that remind me of where I've been and what's I've seen.
|Dike (black) running through granite.|
In addition to collecting rocks, I like to take picture of rocks, especially those in streams, at the beach or along the shores of a lake.
Powell Lake and the other deep fjords in British Columbia were carved by ice age glaciers moving over the land's surface. Rocky surfaces still record their passing.
|Glacial striations on Powell Lake's shoreline.|
If you like rocks, here are a few websites of interest:
- geology.com -- articles, maps and teacher resources
- USGS Geology -- reports and links
- The Rockhound Shop - in Victoria
- The BC Lapidary Society - rockhounding clubs information
- Rock Collection Around the USA - links to rock collecting groups