Hello, I have been amazed by stones as far as I can remember. I collected rocks throughout my childhood and teen years but did not know a lot about what I was doing. Many years go by and its October of 1990. I stopped in at the Portland Regional Rock show held at the Expo Center here in Portland, and I was just really blown away at what I saw. All the different types of Rocks, Crystals, Fossils, etc. all in one place, some on display, others for sale. I had to find out more about how and where to find some for myself. I soon joined a couple local Rock Clubs and that was just the beginning. I was soon out in the field, collecting some nice material. As the months passed, my collection grew and was soon selling some at our Club Show and other events as well. I did that part-time until 1996, and it was then I started selling full-time, and have never looked back. Rocks are my passion, and just love field collecting and then working/preparing them at home. I started my “Stone Pendant” line around 1998 and now they are a big part of my business. Here are several examples of my Pendants and some very COOL stones for Your viewing pleasure. Most of them are for sale, please contact me if You have any questions.
Lastly, some photos of collecting adventures I have been on, what a blast !!!
* (next 5 page's) I love kayaking as well, so I put several photos of
kayaking adventures I have been on in the last few years. Enjoy!!!
da ROCKMAN "Stone Pendants"
( I drill a hole in each stone and I use a soft, long lasting, easy adjust, polyester cord. )
" over 55,000 sold "
click on link to view my ETSY shop
* Samples of some of the Stones I've collected and prepared *
Typical booth display at a Show
Dan collecting in the field !!
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Succor Creek - Malheur County, Oregon Oct. 2018
Monroe County, Indiana - May 2017
Malheur County, Oregon - 2013
collecting Fossil leaf imprints - June, 2017
Collecting fossil Leaf imprints - June, 2017
collecting Leaf Fossils - 2013
collecting Fluorite from Fluorite wall - Oct. 2016
collecting Fluorite crystals from big boulders - Oct. 2016
collecting Chinese writing rock - Sept. 2016
collecting Azurite - Oct. 2016
collecting Magnetite - 2009
Collecting various Copper minerals, Quartz, Hematite, Epidote - 2009
collecting Phlogopite Mica on Calcite boulder (skarn pit) - 2008
collecting Garnets and Kyanite in matrix - 2002
collecting Calcite pocket along roadside - 2013
collecting lots of Calcite - 2005
digging for Quartz-filled Thundereggs - 2004
collecting Fossil Dung (coprolite) - 2007
collecting Fossil Dung (Coprolite) in the clay material - 2007
collecting Fossil Dung (coprolites) - 2007
collecting Zeolites in Goble FM. boulders - 2013
collecting Fossil Horn Coral in limestone - 2009
nice Jade piece in hand - 2011
collecting Agates and Jasper - 2007
Fossil leaf imprints in big boulder - 2000
complete Palm frond in boulder (Chuckanut FM.) - Sept. 2009