The Rockhound Shop


June 17th notice to our customers:

We will open regularly days this week (Tuesday-Saturday) with amended shorter hours (10am-4:30pm). 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


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].



Tumbled Stones


Crystals & Minerals

Amethyst and Geodes

Smoky Quartz

Agate slices

Blue Celestite

Lapis Lazuli


(make great coasters!)

Malachite and Chrysocolla

Local stones

Victoria's Dallasite

Vancouver Island Flowerstone (porphyry)

BC Jade & Rhodonite

Carving stones





Shark teeth, sand dollars

and bi-valves



Fossil Fish


Petrified Wood

(related to today's squid)

Faceted stones & cabachons


Rock Tumblers

Lortone 3A kit

Lortone 33B

Lortone QT tumblers

Lapidary Equipment

Rock Polishing Arbors

Expandable Sanding Drums and Polishing Mounts

Sanding Bands and Pads

Diamond Trim Saws

Prospecting equipment

Gold pans and Sluice boxes

Rock hammers and picks


Silver sheet and silver wires

Silversmithing, Jewellery Tools and Supplies

Jewellery Tools

Soldering equipment

Jewellery findings

(Silver wires come in round, half-round, square forms. We also carry some fine silver wire, bezel wire and gold-filled wire)


About us...

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

(Georgie, ~1970)


(picture ~1997)




     777 Cloverdale Ave

     Victoria, BC, Canada

     V8X 2S6

(customer parking is off Cloverdale, and most easily approached coming from Douglas st.)



Tel: 250-475-2080

Twitter: @rockhoundshop

Temporary (COVID-19) Hours: Tues - Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm

Normal Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm


Closed Sundays, Mondays and most holidays