I'm Bob Jackson, a retired geologist. I've been collecting minerals, fossils, and plain ol' pretty rocks since I was a Cub Scout, and now I'm ... well, practically a fossil myself. While working as a collector for museums, I've acquired some world class collecting localities.
In 1983, after running school field trips for my wife's 3rd grade classes, I founded Geology Adventures, which now provides collecting opportunities and learning experiences to over 1500 people per year. If collecting abundant mineral specimens amid spectacular mountain scenery appeals to you, try our Rock Candy or Rockin adventures.
If your kids think getting dirty in search of crystal or fossil treasures would be fun, join us for a day of exciting, educational exploration on our Crystal Kid or Amber trips; or join one of our 3 to 5 day "Rockin" summer adventures across the west, collecting goodies as we go.
If adventure travel is what you crave, join us for amazing collecting experiences in Australia or Spain. See you in the hills!
Join us at the Everett Gem & Mineral show, Everett, WA, May 6 & 7, 2017. We'll have our famous flats of you-clean minerals at dirt-cheap prices, lots of pretties from our 2016 collecting at Spruce, Rock Candy, and Little Gem and a sneak preview of material from our newest locality: pink tourmaline from Wyoming.
When: April 23 & 30, 2017 Where: Maple Valley, WA What: Two days of fun with a bunch of pretty rocks. Bob teaches his prospecting secrets to help you find your own localities in Washington and beyond.
Our newest adventure is in Spain, home to the world's best pyrite collecting, fabulous fluorite and the type locality for aragonite. Friendly people, easy accommodations, history at your doorstep, and great food make traveling there a pleasure. We meet you at Barcelona airport, and step immediately back in time to the 9th century. On our first nite, we sleep in comfort at a castle originally built before 900 AD Our first collecting stop is on Day 2, finding pyrite cubes at the world famous mines in Navajun. Over 3 days time, you'll collect abundant pyrite in 3 different habits, including world class cubes and bars at localities not open to the public.
We'll continue our journey thru Spain's mini-Alps, the Picos de Europa. In the Picos, we'll visit the largest cave in Spain, and collect beautiful fluorite while exploring the eye-catching scenery produced when Spain smashed into France, along what is now the Atlantic coast. Using Bob's contacts, we'll visit great private collections and share the expertise of local collectors. Join us for an exhilerating experience in one of Europe's most ancient cultures. 13 days of fun in the sun!