The Rockhound Shop
May 19th notice to our customers:
Today we will transition from an appointment schedule, to a soft opening with safety restrictions to protect our staff and customers. We will be continuing to follow advice from Dr. Bonnie Henry and guidelines for a safe return to operations from the WCB: https://www.worksafebc.com/…/covid-19-returning-safe…/retail
We will open regularly days this week (Tuesday-Saturday) with amended shorter hours (11am-4pm). We will also be limiting entry to 6 customers at a time which should give more than enough room for customers and staff to maintain the safe distancing guidelines.
You can still pre-order by email: or call (250) 475-2080 to reduce in store time or have something shipped.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to adapt to local guidelines and protocols to help keep our community safe.
Matt and Gerry Vaulkhard
Victoria British Columbia's: Rock, Crystal, Mineral, Fossil, Jewellery Supply, Prospecting, Lapidary, Hobby and Gift Store
ABOUT THE ROCKHOUND SHOP
The ROCKHOUND SHOP has been the Vaulkhard family business since 1967! We are in VICTORIA, B.C., on Canada's beautiful Vancouver Island. (Postal code V8X 2S6.)
Our store building here at 777 Cloverdale Avenue was built new in 1975 specifically for our use. Even the outside of our building is interesting, with colourful panels of rocks from around the world, and "museum windows" displaying mineral treasures.
We are Vancouver Island's only complete rock and lapidary supplies store. Our products include a wide range of supplies, equipment & books for the jewelry-maker, stone-polisher, soft-stone carver, rock and fossil specimen collector, and prospector. And we have ready-to-wear jewelry, gift items, and "Crystal Awareness" items.
We are a retail store for hobbyists and gift buyers, as well as many of the Island's jewelry stores that come to us for supplies and/or repair work [Gerry, our manager and lapidary, is an expert at producing cabochon-style stones in standard or unusual shapes].
Crystals & Minerals
Amethyst and Geodes
(make great coasters!)
Malachite and Chrysocolla
Vancouver Island Flowerstone (porphyry)
BC Jade & Rhodonite
Shark teeth, sand dollars
(related to today's squid)
Faceted stones & cabachons
Lortone 3A kit
Lortone QT tumblers
Rock Polishing Arbors
Expandable Sanding Drums and Polishing Mounts
Sanding Bands and Pads
Diamond Trim Saws
Gold pans and Sluice boxes
Rock hammers and picks
Silver sheet and silver wires
Silversmithing, Jewellery Tools and Supplies
(Silver wires come in round, half-round, square forms. We also carry some fine silver wire, bezel wire and gold-filled wire)
The Rockhound Shop is a true Victoria family business. It was started in 1967 by Tom and Georgie Vaulkhard and is now managed by their son and grandson, Gerry and Matt Vaulkhard
The Vaulkhard family
Kimberley & Matt
(Shirley & Matt)
Our long time employee: Carrie