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

We'll collect rocks, minerals, and fossils as we explore the Cascade and Okanogan mountains. Drive at your own pace as we rendezvous at 4 collecting localities in 2 days, then spend the third day collecting at the famous Rock Candy Mine.  The first evening you'll enjoy a campfire (or motel conference room) science program, including our famous 'Edible Geology', the second evening we will prospect for minerals which glow in the dark under ultra-violet light.

Trips begin in North Bend, WA and end in Grand Forks, B.C. (50 miles north of Republic, Washington). We spend the first night near Grand Coulee Dam, where we'll arrive in time for the laser light show, the world´s largest. We offer 2 versions of this trip, one camping, the other in motels. On the camping version, the camp fee is included in the trip price.  On the motel version, we provide a booking code which will get you a discount at 'our' motels, which average $110/room. You are welcome to stay at other motels than the ones we have chosen.  Motel cost is not included in trip price.  


$190 per adult, $90 per child.

  • Drive your own vehicle
  • Driving distance Seattle to Grand Forks, B.C.: about 300 miles including 30 miles of good logging road.


Camping version: Our customer base prefers motel trips.  You are welcome to camp nearby on our Motel version trips ... just let us know when booking, we'll supply camper info.  Campers have full access to all our Rockin trip programs, you just sleep in a different place.
Motel version: next trip, June 23 - 25 2018