Saturday, 17 February 2018

Contacting Us

E-mail:   Email is always the best way to contact us!  Unless we're on a mountain beyond cell range, we check email every day.

Main Postal address:
PO Box 809, Ravensdale, WA 98051 USA


Canadian Postal address:

18850 Pass Crk/RC East FSR,  Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H8 Canada


Australian Postal address:

c/o Littlely, 19 Clarence St., Nhill, Vic 3518 Australia



Phone: (425) 413-1122

24 hour answering machine, only monitored when we're not out digging.  Leave a message, we will (eventually) call you back.  You'll get quicker service if you email.

We're often in the field for weeks at time, so it may take a while to return your call or e-mail.

The Fine Print

Rock Candy Safari: 

45An introduction to Rock Candy's colorful minerals and mining history.  You will collect gemmy green fluorite, banded purple fluorite, sparkling quartz and  (if you're lucky!) barite crystals. Access to druzy quartz and fluorite zones. Safari trips start June 1st. 

Dates: June 1 to Oct 1.  

Trips are available 7 days per week, June through September.  Advance booking is highly recommended!  Safaris require a minimum of six participants to run; we cannot predict whether the minimum will be met unless you pre-register.

We are now partnered with a local business, Lynden Tree Yarns, to offer the Safari trips. Yes, we partner with a yarn shop! The owner of the shop, Lynn, is married to our lead tour guide, John.  If you'd like ideas for knitting a necklace to show off your Rock Candy fluorite, Lynden Tree has free advice and beautiful yarn & trimmings.    


10 a.m. to 2 p.m  The trip departs our rural meeting place at 10 a.m.  Directions are sent when you book.

Book through Lynden Tree Yarn: 250 442 2203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

  • Prices: $40/adult, $30/child/senior
  • We do not recommend this trip for kids under 3.
  • Call for Group price for up to 25 people.
  • Prices are in Canadian dollars.
Collect all you can carry in one load.  Access to main pit only.  We provide hammers and one-size-fits-all safety goggles, bring a chisel if you want one.  Closed-toe footwear is required.

Colorful Crystals Tour:

Family-oriented collecting tour, where you will have access to freshly mined areas, which ensures abundant collecting opportunities.  Fluorite crystals are so abundant on these tours that you will be standing on specimens as you collect others!  Kids will love the abundance of sparkly quartz geodes in gemmy green  fluorite. Depart Grand Forks at 9 a.m., return by 3 p.m. Access to at least 3 zones.  This trip is usually only offered once per year.

Scouts: This trip will qualify you for Geology merit badges.

Book through Geology Adventures. Advance booking is required.  This trip ususually fills at least a month in advance. 

Collect all you can carry on a day-long trip. We provide hammers & chisels.   This trip is only offered once per year, don't miss out!  Colorful Crystals tour available:

2017 date:

  • July 16  Trip meets @ 9 a.m. in Grand Forks, BC

Voluminous Vugs Tour: Featured on the Travel Channel show, Cash & Treasures.

Photos of our TV shoot here.

Serious mineral collectors love this tour, with fresh vugs opened just for you.  Includes use of our professional collecting tools, as well as hammers, chisels, pry bars. Collect in the same areas which we mine to produce museum specimens.  Meet us in Grand Forks at 9 a.m., for 8  hours of the best collecting you've ever experienced.  Access to all zones.

Book through Geology Adventures. Advance booking is required.  These trips usually fill several months in advance. 

  • $450/person  Kids 14 and up are welcome, but will be charged full price.
  • Group price is $2600, for up to 8 people.
  • Price is in US dollars. Click to compute rate in Canadian dollars:;to=CAD
  • We may limit the amount you collect in museum quality vugs to the first $1000/worth.

We allow a maximum of 8 collectors on site during the 'vugs' tour.

2017 dates:

July 9, July 15  

School Programs and private trips are available to Rock Candy during any snow-free month.  For pricing and other info contact Lynden Tree Yarns, 250 442 2203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">