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…

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.…

Horse Shoe Falls, Munising, Michigan

Horse Shoe Falls, Munising, Michigan

Horse Shoe Falls is a small waterfall in Munising. You have to pay to get in this one, but it’s a pretty little waterfall. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/eNsK8wVsUdzJe7o96 – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED –…

We Found a Few Rocks at Huron Shores Roadside Park near Cheboygan

We Found a Few Rocks at Huron Shores Roadside Park near Cheboygan

Nancy and I hit the road and drove up to a nice little roadside park near Cheboygan, MI for a little rock hunt. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of…

How to Get a Great Shine from a Nat Geo Tumbler

How to Get a Great Shine from a Nat Geo Tumbler

If you’ve struggled to get shiny rocks from a National Geographic tumbler, this video is for you. Throw out the directions that came with the tumbler, I didn’t have any luck with those either. If you missed my review of…

How to Get a Great Shine from a Nat Geo Tumbler

How to Get a Great Shine from a Nat Geo Tumbler

If you’ve struggled to get shiny rocks from a National Geographic tumbler, this video is for you. Throw out the directions that came with the tumbler, I didn’t have any luck with those either. If you missed my review of…

We Were Finding Great Agates at Vermillion Point When This Happened

We Were Finding Great Agates at Vermillion Point When This Happened

Sam and I were finding some really nice agates, but had to cut our hunt a little short when a storm rolled in off the lake. Here’s where we were: https://goo.gl/maps/AmLL1oAUEC5veyPu6 – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com –…

A Short Rock Hunt Near Grand Marais, Michigan

A Short Rock Hunt Near Grand Marais, Michigan

My neighbor Sam and I hit the beach looking for agates and other cool rocks. We found a few too! – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies…

Wagner Falls, Munising, Michigan

Wagner Falls, Munising, Michigan

A quick look at Wagner Falls in Munising, Michigan. This is very close to Alger Falls, so if you’re going to go to one, you may as well stop at the other. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zsth9qJ23ZgDFWzj9 – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ –…

Lake Superior Agate Hunting in the Eastern U.P.

Lake Superior Agate Hunting in the Eastern U.P.

My neighbor Sam and I had a great day on the beach. As well as finding several nice agates, we found plenty of other nice rocks. This is where we parked and hunted to the west. https://goo.gl/maps/t8Py7zZpYk1JZDFT6 – INSTAGRAM –…

A Lake Superior Agate Hunt Near the Blind Sucker River

A Lake Superior Agate Hunt Near the Blind Sucker River

Sam and I spent about six hours on the beach searching for agates and other interesting rocks in the eastern U.P. I have distilled it down to just over a half hour of action packed rock picking excitement. – INSTAGRAM…

Mixed Batch #10 - Rocks in a Box

Mixed Batch #10 – Rocks in a Box

This is another box of rocks from all over. There’s a lot of variety and they’re all pretty shiny. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from…

Hunting the Beach in Marquette, Michigan

Hunting the Beach in Marquette, Michigan

My wife and two sisters join me on the beach for some rock hunting. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock Shed. I don’t…

Interesting Metal Detecting Finds at Old Logging Camp

Interesting Metal Detecting Finds at Old Logging Camp

My friend Matt and I went back to my father in law’s camp to metal detect the old logging camp. We found some really interesting stuff this time that indicates that it was most likely a logging camp. If you…

Rock Hunting at Hoeft State Park

Rock Hunting at Hoeft State Park

My wife Nancy and I hit the beach for a nice evening of rock hunting. We found a few too! – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies…

Laughing Whitefish Falls, Eben Junction, Michigan

Laughing Whitefish Falls, Eben Junction, Michigan

This is a really nice waterfall, dropping 100 feet. Well worth the short walk. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/gJGf3Th1fU8REiY89 – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock…

Making Space Themed Yooperlite Fridge Magnets

Making Space Themed Yooperlite Fridge Magnets

David has not used a trim saw to cut rocks into shapes before, so I gave him a lesson. He cut some sodalite-bearing syenite (aka Yooperlite) into space themed fridge magnets. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks –…

Alger Falls, Munising, Michigan

Alger Falls, Munising, Michigan

Take a look at a pretty little waterfall just outside Munising, Michigan. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1KWwNHxnPtY5QyVv9 – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock Shed. I…

You'll Never Guess What I Found at Point Betsie Lighthouse

You’ll Never Guess What I Found at Point Betsie Lighthouse

Ok, maybe you’d guess eventually, but I was surprised. I sure found some interesting rocks here. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock Shed.…

Tumbling Glass — How hard can it be?

Tumbling Glass — How hard can it be?

My goal was to tumble glass in two ways. Some I wanted to make as shiny as possible. I also wanted to try making imitation beach glass. Thanks to Krystee for the obsidian tumbling recipe that I used for the…

North Beach at Leland—Leland Blue and Petoskey Stones

North Beach at Leland—Leland Blue and Petoskey Stones

Lots of great stuff on this beach. Come huntin’ with me! – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock Shed. I don’t make money from…

Is the Nat Geo Tumbler Too Fast? Let's Look Inside.

Is the Nat Geo Tumbler Too Fast? Let’s Look Inside.

I have been worried about the National Geographic tumbler rotating too fast and damaging the rocks inside. On the other hand, it does grind rocks really fast. Let’s take a peek inside to see what those rocks are doing. –…

A Tour of My Lapidary Shop

A Tour of My Lapidary Shop

Have you ever wondered how I have my shop set up? This is your chance to see it. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The…

A Dozen Little Lakers - Rocks in a Box 53

A Dozen Little Lakers – Rocks in a Box 53

Let’s take a look at a dozen little Lake Superior Agates. These are natural, unpolished rocks. Thanks again to the person who gave me this great gift! If you missed the larger rocks in the collection you can see them…