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Message Board

 

 

 

 
Index of
Rocks & Minerals

 

 

 

 
How To
&
Rockhound
Resources



Take a picture tour of 13 counties
in the bountiful Blue Ridge
Mountains of western North
Carolina, the crown jewel
of the southeastern U.S.

See beautiful pictures of the rock
collecting sites & the gems and
minerals recovered at each location.


(CLICK COUNTY LINKS ON LEFT)
 


Visit the McRocks Message Board
to read and talk about rockhounding.


CLICK HERE FOR MESSAGE BOARD
 


Read field trip reports with
pictures from across the United
States and around the world.


CLICK HERE FOR FIELD TRIP REPORTS

Permission to collect is not meant to be
implied for any location shown on McRocks.
You should make yourself aware of current
collecting policies before visiting any site.

 


Pictures of all North Carolina
rocks and minerals shown on
this web site may be quickly
found by using the Rocks
& Minerals Index Page.


CLICK HERE FOR ROCKS & MINERALS INDEX
 


Mike Streeter Lapidary

Cabochons made from world
wide rocks and minerals

 


Streeter Jewelry

Wirewraps by Chrissy
&
Silver & Copper Smithing by Mike


Rockhound Resources

How To guides and resources for
rockhounding & lapidary by
knowledgeable authors!


CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO
& ROCKHOUND RESOURCES

 



CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT MIKE'S
ARTICLES IN ROCK & GEM MAGAZINE

 


A Rockhounding Guide to North
Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains

By Michael Streeter

NC Professional Geologist, Photographer & Rockhound

April 1, 2003

CLICK ON FRONT OR BACK COVER ABOVE TO ENLARGE

Click on Mini-Mike below for more information



A Rockhounding Field Trip's
Countless Blessings
By Mike Streeter
May 25, 2006

A rockhounding field trip involves much more than collecting rocks and minerals. For my wife Chrissy and me, finding a specimen worth keeping is just a bonus to any day spent in the field with like-minded rockhounds. Many of our best friends were met on rockhounding excursions and getting together with them to swap stories, jokes and life events is far more valuable to us than any rock could ever be. While finding a decent specimen is never a certainty, laughter and good will are usually guaranteed. Beyond the friendship and camaraderie, the simple act of spending time in the great outdoors has its own unique rewards. Hiking a forest trail and enjoying a spring explosion of wildflowers or coming upon a mother deer with fawns can almost make us forget about the collecting location that we had started out to find. And as if all this wasn't enough, there still exists the chance to uncover a breathtaking rock or mineral. Even at locations where we have collected many times, we never know when we will turn over just the right rock to uncover the gem of a lifetime. But even when this doesn't happen, we are able to enjoy the countless other blessings that come with a day spent rockhounding with friends.


  In Loving Memory of Opal
2000 - 2013

Click on above picture to view the
Life and Times of Opal Streeter
 

 
We hope you enjoy
your visit to McRocks


Mike, Opal and Chrissy Streeter


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