And for anyone who can tell me who the artist is and where I can find
out more Information about them, there is a bottle of fine wine
form DeVine Winery right here on Vancouver Island…
I heard a quote the other day and it reminded me of this Great Proving B.C
NOTHING IS SO STRONG AS GENTLENESS AND NOTHING IS SO GENTLE
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO TOOK THESE
MARVELOUS PICTURES. I COULD NEVER HAVE DONE SUCH A SPECTACULAR
JOB AND AS THE OTHER EXPERSSION GOES.
“YOU DON’T MESS WITH A TICKING WATCH”
Mineral World and Scratch Patch located in Sidney BC on Vancouver Island
are playgrounds for kids
and grown-ups alike. Imagine you’re panning for gold, or discovering a
new beautiful gemstone,
walking in caves, or by a waterfall. A very popular attraction, this is
an environment in which you
get to have fun, play and learn all at the same time.
MAKE NO MISTAKES THERE ARE SOOO MANY OTHER
GIFT AND TRINKETS IN THE
STORE I COULD SHOP FOR HOURS AND
NEVER GET TIRED, I FOUNG A PLACE TO DO MY CHRISTMAS
SHOPPING IN MAY
At this minerally-oriented Sidney Gift Shop, you will find gifts for all you know
and you may no
t be able to resist purchasing a little something for yourself.
With prices in all ranges, and
great service, you will find unique jewelry set in sterling silver, created with
semi-precious gemstones,some of which, like Zoisite, Mookaite, Spinel, are
fairly uncommon, as well as the more familiar
stones, such as, amber, amethyst, garnet, aquamarine, moonstone, turquoise,
lapis lazuli just to name a few of the beautiful rock offereings available.
If you’re feeling creative, you can purchase the sterling silver findings, pick out
your gemstones and design your own one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
Also available in this specialty Gift Store are items created from stone, such as
goblets and vases-with which you can add a touch of Mother Nature to your
ammonites giving us a window into the earth’s amazing history.
Set to impress the mineral collector, these raw specimens dazzle the observer.
Malachite, quartz, aquamarine, fluorite, rutilated quartz many other gemstones
are displayed, showing off their diverse shapes, colours, textures, refractivity and sizes –
each one displaying its own essence and properties – and each one captivating
its audience with its beauty.
The now indoor Scratch Patch is a wonderful opportunity to for kids of all ages to
have fun and learn at the same time.
The opportunity to discover and collect the lovely polished stones is, of course,
a highlight of the visit.
The Scratch Patch has more than 80 different varieties of semi-precious
gemstones that you can discover and collect while there, including amethyst,
citrine, tiger eye, agates, jaspers, and crystal quartz.
They issue a Gemstone Chart (pdf) to make it easy to identify which rocks
Special visits can be arranged for School Groups, from Kindergarten to
Grade 7, and for Birthday Parties as well. Ever wonder what the inside of a
volcano looks like?
Well the kids will find out on this enjoyable outing.
They can also explore caves and rivers, while they learn about the life
cycle of the rock.
This is one of a kind adventure that’s a don’t miss.
Mineral World and Scratch Patch are Located at 9891 Seaport Place,
which is right across from the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.
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