What is Geology Adventures?

Hi, 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 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, Spain and South Africa. See you in the hills!

Shows & speaking engagements

Next show, Friends of Mineralogy symposium, in Kelso WA, October 10 thru 12.

Our Open House November 16, 2014, at the Maple Valley Community Center -- 22010 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038 -- Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Tucson show, where we meet collectors at the Westward Look show, or nitely at the B-Line Cafe, on 4th Ave.  Email us to arrange to see our newest production.


2014 Open House

Date: November 16, 2014
NEW Location: Maple Valley Community Center --22010 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038 -- Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Our 2014 Open House will feature goodies from our past 2 years production at Spruce, Rock Candy, our new Montana amethyst deposit: Little Gem; and Fluorita Dulcita, our private locality for AZ fluorite, plus piles of Spanish pyrite!  And our usual many flats of minerals, dirt cheap, to clean yourself.

Directions to Maple Valley Community Center: From I-405 take exit 4 (Rt. 169, aka Maple Valley Hwy).  Go south 12 miles, mostly thru countryside.  As you enter Maple Valley, the highway becomes 4 lanes.  Get into the right through lane.  McDonalds is on your right.  Continue south on 169, (uphill) one more block, to Witte Rd. Turn right on Witte Rd.  The Community Center is about 7/10 mile on your left.  Go around the first roundabout. The Library is to your right. Take the 3rd turn, which puts you onto SE 248th, next to the Comm Center entrance.  Park anywhere ... there is LOTS of parking.  See you there!



Geology for the Collector

When: Spring, 2016  Where: Kirkland, WA  What: Two days of fun with a bunch of pretty rocks.  Learn prospecting secrets and how to find your own localities.

Adventures in Spain

Our newest adventure is in Spain, home to the world's best pyrite collecting.  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 Europe, 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. 11 days, 10 nights.


Contacting Us

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Best way to contact us!
Postal address:
PO Box 809, Ravensdale, WA 98051
(425) 413-1122
24 hour answering machine, only monitored when we're not out digging.
We're often in the field for weeks at a time, so it may take a while to return your call or e-mail.

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