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…

Hi Tech Diamond Saw Modification #thefinders

Hi Tech Diamond Saw Modification #thefinders

I did some modifications to my Hi Tech Diamond Trim Saw. I didn’t do anything to the actual saw, just added something to make my projects easier. I am not sponsored or endorsed by Hi Tech Diamond.

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…

Cutting Rocks from a subscriber #thefinders

Cutting Rocks from a subscriber #thefinders

Finally, I had the chance to cut a few of the rocks that were given to me by a subscriber in Washington. Music by bensound.com

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…

Slabs from the GM Rock Shop

Slabs from the GM Rock Shop

I purchased some various slabs from the GM Rock Shop in Saskatchewan, Canada. Very nice stuff and a few surprises. I ordered this so I can cut shapes and get creative lol Music by bensound.com https://gmrockshop.com/

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 won't believe what I found at an Antique store!! #thefinders

You won’t believe what I found at an Antique store!! #thefinders

An amazing find!! 2 milk crates and an old washtub full of treasures!!

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…

Cut Rocks From First Trip #thefinders

Cut Rocks From First Trip #thefinders

Here are the cut rocks from our first trip. Lots of interesting stuff!!

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. –…

Rocks From First 2021Trip

Rocks From First 2021Trip

Here are the rocks from the last video. Next week we will slice em open !!

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…

1st Trip 2021

1st Trip 2021

A new season of rockhounding has started!! I’m sure all you rockhounders are as excited as we are!! The snow and ice hasn’t totally melted, but it melted enough ti do some searching.

Fossils Galore at Partridge Point Park

Fossils Galore at Partridge Point Park

Check out Partridge Point! I found some pretty cool fossils. There are lots of crinoid stems here. I also found a crinoid calyx, a blastoid, some brachiopods, a bryozoa and a couple other fossils. Partridge Point on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/fhfFXQJpjMVcCzM18…

Mozambique Agate – Rocks in a Box 52

Mozambique Agate – Rocks in a Box 52

In this episode of Rocks in a Box, we’ll look at Mozambique agates. They’re from Mozambique, but I got them from The Rock Shed. https://www.rockshed.com/rock-shop/rock-tumblers-supplies/crushed-rock-for-tumbling/medium-mozambique-agate/ – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy…