The Rockhound Shop
To our customers:
As a response to guidance from the BC CDC and local health authorities to stay home as much possible: Today (March 19th) will be the last day we will keep our store open (11-4pm) for walk-in customers while we collectively do our best to flatten the curve during this pandemic. We will disinfect contact areas as much as possible today.
Moving forward - we may do local drop-offs of supplies once or twice a week or potentially pick-ups for pre-ordered merchandise. The best way to get a hold of us for this will be by email, which we will respond to daily: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding while we all do our best to 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