about us

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Don and I’m the founder and rockhound behind Rock Seeker.

For questions or if you simply want to get a hold of me, you can contact me at don [at] rockseeker.com

Rock Seeker was started as an idea because of my daughters love for all things pretty and shiny. Our rockhounding adventures started by “seeking” pretty rocks on the gravel driveway at our home here in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Of course, we were in search of quartz, agates, jasper and even petrified wood.

Years later, many of those “pretty rocks” are still in both of our collections. 😀

Those “gravel driveway” adventures quickly moved on to trips to places like Richardson Rock Ranch where we could dig for Oregon Thundereggs, Glass Butte where obsidian can be found everywhere you look as well as many other rockhounding destinations.

Ultimately, we ended up creating this website to share our passion for rocks, minerals, fossils and even arrowheads and other artifacts.

arrowhead found in Oregon field

What you’ll find on this website is tips on where to go rockhounding near you, what to look for when you go, how to identify different rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts and much, much more!

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