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Title: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: ryjen on November 05, 2009, 06:32:28 PM
Has anyone collected around Mission,BC or Stave Lake ? I am new to the board it was recommended by a guy on the canadian rockhound forum. 
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 05, 2009, 06:47:58 PM
i have quite a bit, whats your main interest, gold or rocks?
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: ryjen on November 06, 2009, 10:30:39 PM
my interest is mostly rocks.  Jen and I are just getting into rockhounding.  We havent tried panning for gold yet. 
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 06, 2009, 11:06:54 PM
if you want to meet up someday, i can show you some fossil sites, places to go for agates, garnets, nickle silicate, some cool waterfalls and even how to pan for gold, or a place where you can find cubes of iron pyrite,
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 08, 2009, 12:22:09 AM
hey ryan if you and your girl friend want to go out tommorrow send me a pm.  i can show you where you can find pyrite cubes up to around 1/4 inch , i can take you to a place where you can find amonites from one inch in size, and if you are lucky up to five to six inches in size. a place where you can find buccia clams in clumps that number in the 100's and belamites that are the size of pencils, we can go to a claim i have where you can find red and black garnets from 3/16 in size up ti 5/8 are the common sizes but ones up to one inch and bigger have been found, their are a number of bars where you can hunt for agates and jaspers and all the other stuff you can find in our river systems. and thats only a small sample of what you can find withen an hour or two of where you live. and thats on your side of the river, if you come over to this side of the river, well
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: ryjen on November 10, 2009, 08:46:49 PM
that would have been cool.  I didnt read this till later.  I will see you at the meeting on tues. 

ryan
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 10, 2009, 10:25:20 PM
hi ryan, a few friends and myself are looking to go out and do a little prospecting this saturday or sunday, the abby club has a claim out by boston bar, there's a good chance for agates, jade and what have you. and there's a spot a little further up the claim where you can pick up travertine, some of it is clear, and some of it is a golden colour you can find it as a solid chunk or banded. i've even gotten a piece with crystal bridges inside, and ooh yeah, there's gold also, but the main area well be  going to is a claim that i own a piece of out by yale, lots of intersting rocks and rock formations, and good gold and lots of garnets, if you don't have a pan i have extra. pm me your number if you are intersted mike
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: ryjen on November 11, 2009, 10:23:21 PM
I would love to.  However Jen and I are going to the Delta rock show on sunday.  The weather looks pretty bad for the weekend anyways. 
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: Guest on November 12, 2009, 12:45:12 AM
I would love to.  However Jen and I are going to the Delta rock show on sunday.  The weather looks pretty bad for the weekend anyways. 

We are???? YAY... wooo hooooooo can't wait...  ;)

Jen
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 12, 2009, 02:05:46 AM
why thank you for reminding me about that show. it should be  a good one, i heard the last show they had was about fifteen years ago so hopefully they get a good turnout and it becomes yearly again, so if anybody is intersted in giong they can check out the "british columbia lapidary sociaty's" website to read about this show and other trips they have planned, it is a most intersting day so come one come all and have some fun their may even be some gold to look at there  [!!DANCE!!]
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 13, 2009, 12:43:49 AM
if there any other rockhounders out there just so you know, peg leg is open and the agates are many, went out on wednesday to peg leg but there was just to many trucks, quads, and dirt bikes out there, same as the weekends, so after an hour we left, and we went out there today, it was a near perfect day. my wife and i went out there with two of our grand kids and one of our dogs, the kids are four and two, and then throw in a dog and you can imagine what kind of day we had, bend over, pick up rock, chase kid or dog, repeat. lol. after a couple of hours we made a fire and had a hot dogs and marshmellows, and cuddles, our dog found out that fire is hot, burnt his whiskers a bit, not funny.  we met three other rockhounders out there today that we knew  and found ninety two agates and a pail of jasper's all different colours.  the wind was warm and the sun shone all day, not a cloud in sight and thats whats it all about, enjoying a day out with family in the great outdoors
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: ryjen on November 14, 2009, 09:11:14 PM
We still have not been to peg leg yet.  We have checked out island 22 which was was pretty good.
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: sniper on November 22, 2009, 12:25:06 AM
hey ryan, how about tommorrow you up for a trip anywhere, maybe take out a pan for a dip, or go check out some bars
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: Crystalhunter on March 04, 2010, 04:01:36 PM
if there any other rockhounders out there just so you know, peg leg is open and the agates are many, went out on wednesday to peg leg but there was just to many trucks, quads, and dirt bikes out there, same as the weekends, so after an hour we left, and we went out there today, it was a near perfect day. my wife and i went out there with two of our grand kids and one of our dogs, the kids are four and two, and then throw in a dog and you can imagine what kind of day we had, bend over, pick up rock, chase kid or dog, repeat. lol. after a couple of hours we made a fire and had a hot dogs and marshmellows, and cuddles, our dog found out that fire is hot, burnt his whiskers a bit, not funny.  we met three other rockhounders out there today that we knew  and found ninety two agates and a pail of jasper's all different colours.  the wind was warm and the sun shone all day, not a cloud in sight and thats whats it all about, enjoying a day out with family in the great outdoors

Sounds like a great place. I am from Vancouver Island, myself and a rockhound buddy are heading to Grand Forks in July to do a vug dig with Bob. We plan to stop at a few places on the way home to the island and wondered if you would be willing to share directions to peg leg or other locations. We have no agates that I have found on the island and I remember collecting them on the beach at Crescent Beach when I was young.
Thank you in advance. If you are ever on the island message me and I'll take you digging crystals on our local mountain. They are herkimer like although clear ones are hard to find, most are fractured but still fun to dig. A few years ago they were plentiful but now are harder to find but last weekend I found quite a few, but only 3 clear ones.

Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: ryjen on March 13, 2010, 07:13:46 AM
I havent been to peg leg yet.  If you do a google search you find directions on a motocross site where it shows a map.
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: Crystalhunter on June 02, 2010, 10:23:04 AM
 <-good_> Thanks! I found several spots to check  out when we go by in July.
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: socialnorms on November 25, 2018, 03:38:18 PM
Hello everyone! New to the forum and new to Mission. Looking on doing some rock hunting and was wondering if anyone had any spots to suggest. Was going to make a new topic since this one seems pretty old but figured I'd try my luck here first. Thanks in advance and hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
Title: Re: ROCK HOUNDING AROUND Mission, BC/Stave lake area
Post by: mcbain on November 25, 2018, 06:12:02 PM
Hi.Social norms.Welcome to the site.Takes 2 posts to become a member.Once you have done that folks can reply to you.It all takes time ,luck,Mcbain.