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

Sold and displayed at the Tucson Gem & Mineral show; Westward Look show  Feb 6 thru 16.  Next show, our Open House in November, 2014, at the Eagles Hall, Kirkland, WA.  Date TBA.


2014 Open House

Location: TBA, watch this space in Sept.!

Our 2014 Open House will feature what we've found over the past two years. 



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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