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 Spruce or Rock Candy 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 and South Africa. See you in the hills!
Topic: New Arizona fluorite locality. Update on Spruce & Rock Candy
Location: TBA, watch this space in Sept.!
Our 2013 Open House is taking a vacation, will subsequently be known as our Almost Annual Open House! Bob has mining projects into December this year, come see what we found next year.
When: Spring, 2014 Where: Woodinville, WA What: Two days of fun with a bunch of pretty rocks. Learn prospecting secrets and how to find your own localities.
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. 10 days, 9 nights.
The logistics: we pick you up at Barcelona airport. From there on, we provide transportation in our comfy van; all breakfasts and lunches; about half the dinners; accommodation (d.o.) in guesthouses, small hotels, and one castle; guide; tools; and locality access. Singles prefering a room of their own can be accommodated at about a 20% premium. Itinerary available by request.
2013 price: $2900/person Trip is limited to 6 guests.
Next trip: May 2013, FULL. Next spaces available: May 2014. Email us to reserve a spot.