A Perfect September Day on the Beach for Rockhounding

A Perfect September Day on the Beach for Rockhounding

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Slabbing a Few Michigan Rocks

Slabbing a Few Michigan Rocks

Let’s cut some rocks! Besides cutting rocks, I talk a little bit about the Lortone ST-10 slab saw I’m using. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies…

Agates, & Garnets? Amazing collection Pt 9

Agates, & Garnets? Amazing collection Pt 9

Some Lake Superior agates, and a rock that might have garnet crystals.

Lake Superior Rock Hunt on a Beautiful Hike to Montreal Falls

Lake Superior Rock Hunt on a Beautiful Hike to Montreal Falls

Rock hunting and a waterfall all in one video! It’s a beautiful walk along the shore of Lake Superior to get to Montreal Falls. On the way back, my sister, brother in law, and I found a few fun rocks…

Kakabika Falls, Marenisco, Michigan

Kakabika Falls, Marenisco, Michigan

This waterfall is a great little break from driving along U.S. 2. It’s not big, but it has natural charm. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/chB1kCpvgoXb2hnQA – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of…

Petrified Wood, Part of a gifted collection - Pt 8 #thefinders

Petrified Wood, Part of a gifted collection – Pt 8 #thefinders

Part of this amazing collection that was given to me was a bunch of petrified wood. I don’t think we have it where I’m located, so this is pretty cool stuff to see.

Keystone Bay Agate Hunt in the Keweenaw Peninsula

Keystone Bay Agate Hunt in the Keweenaw Peninsula

I had a great day out with my sister Sally and her Husband Clovis. We took four wheelers to a remote beach near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The water was rough, but we still managed to find some…

Looking for Petoskey Stones in Petoskey, Michigan

Looking for Petoskey Stones in Petoskey, Michigan

Come along on a drive with Nancy and Rob as we enjoy our retirement in Northern Michigan. We hit three beaches looking for rocks and drove through the Tunnel of Trees along the shore of Lake Michigan. – INSTAGRAM –…

Amazing rock collection gift pt 7

Amazing rock collection gift pt 7

Almost done with the collection videos. Still more amazing rocks to see!! Hit like and subscribe and ring that notification bell to see all kinds of great rockhounding adventures.

Exploring Keweenaw Mines with a Couple of Geologists

Exploring Keweenaw Mines with a Couple of Geologists

I was lucky to be able to spend a few hours at the Cliff Mine and Northwestern Mine with Paul and Nat Brandes. They are both geologists who are very knowledgeable about the Keweenaw Peninsula. Check out Dr. Nat’s YouTube…

Amazing Rock Collection Gift Pt. 6

Amazing Rock Collection Gift Pt. 6

But wait, there’s more!! lol

Andonstar AD 203 Microscope Reviewed by a Rockhound

Andonstar AD 203 Microscope Reviewed by a Rockhound

I got a fun little microscope in the mail the other day and tested it on some rocks and fossils. If you’d like to buy one of these, I will receive a small commission. Here’s the link: https://andonstarmicroscope.com/?ref=BkYRh7v8AzzRq You can…

Rob gets Schooled in Agate Hunting by Agate Dad and 99 Rockhounding

Rob gets Schooled in Agate Hunting by Agate Dad and 99 Rockhounding

I met up with Taylor (Agate Dad) and Thomas (99 Rockhounding) to do a little agate hunting in a Minnesota stream. They showed me how it’s done. Check out Thomas’s channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_1JiKIpOiumzeZAz78c7w and Taylor’s channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AgateDad – INSTAGRAM…

Pictographs, agates, Chippewa Falls

Pictographs, agates, Chippewa Falls

We checked out a few places, found some nice surprises, and saw some beautiful scenery.

Kayaking to Bird Island and Rock Hunting Too

Kayaking to Bird Island and Rock Hunting Too

I’ve never been out to Bird Island, so I decided to go. I left from Negwegon State Park. If you missed seeing my winter outing at Newgegon, I think you’d like that video too. https://youtu.be/98qD13QZlkU – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ –…

Polishing a Big Chunk of Minnesota Jasper

Polishing a Big Chunk of Minnesota Jasper

Thomas, a Minnesota Rockhound and YouTuber sent me a big piece of jasper to polish. Thomas’s channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_1JiKIpOiumzeZAz78c7w/featured Here are the steps I took to polish this: I started with my normal, dry angle grinder with…

Collecting rocks for Wil Bond Cajun Rockhound

Collecting rocks for Wil Bond Cajun Rockhound

Wil & I did a rock trade. He sent me some beautiful Crowley Ridge Agates from Louisiana. He doesn’t get much green down there as far as rocks go, so I sent him a nice little box of them, plus…

Rock Hunting in Big Waves at Vermillion Point

Rock Hunting in Big Waves at Vermillion Point

Rob and Nancy brave the wind and rough water at Vermillion Point. Here is a link to the parking lot at the Vermillion Point Nature Preserve: https://goo.gl/maps/tg5Jg3bQ8gmAG7HGA – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED –…

I Said It Wouldn't Tumble. Was I Right?

I Said It Wouldn’t Tumble. Was I Right?

Last fall, I found this rock on the beach and left it behind. Many people requested that I retrieve it, which I did this spring. I just finished tumbling it. This video shows the method I used: https://youtu.be/ksrmpPZrAuU – INSTAGRAM…

Rock trade with Wil Bond Cajun Rockhound!!

Rock trade with Wil Bond Cajun Rockhound!!

I did a rock trade with Wil Bond, Cajun Rockhound. He sent me some amazing Crowley Ridge Agates. Here’s Wil’s channel, check it out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQgyQAXm34ht5qNNYOfMug

Point Iroquois Lighthouse Rock Hunting

Point Iroquois Lighthouse Rock Hunting

This is the farthest east in the U.P. that I have hunted rocks. Nancy and I spent several hours on the beach seeing what’s available here. I found one type of rock that I wasn’t expecting. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/…

Replacing a Stone in Kate's Buckle with Leland Blue

Replacing a Stone in Kate’s Buckle with Leland Blue

Kate’s belt buckle was missing a stone. I decided that this was a good place to use some Leland Blue that I had collected. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most…

Amazing rock collection PT 5

Amazing rock collection PT 5

More stunning rocks from this amazing collection that was given to me. Lots of beautiful stuff including large chunks of glass!?

Paddling to Potter Point for Puddingstones

Paddling to Potter Point for Puddingstones

What a fun day in the kayak! I paddled over the sinkhole in El Cajon Bay, looked at rocks on Potter Point, did a little snorkeling, and then paddled around Round Island. If you like puddingstones, you’ll enjoy this spot.…