So a few new spots discovered off prospecting - First one, Zincton - somewhere on the way between Kaslo and New Denver, had spotted the old mines from the highway and stopped to investigate. Some great pieces of fools gold, and mysterious - small - emerald green crystals, which I need to have identified - too small for gems, but the color is good and if they prove to be - well, anything, I'll go back and collect a bunch and look for bigger. Forgot to take pictures, sorry...

ZINCTON:

Yes, yes, there's an obvious selfie there that I've overlooked. I'm sorry. But I think you realize why I might not have gotten it...

The other couple of expeditions, one to the south of the province, scraping bedrock high above the river, a grey day so no idea what's in the pan yet, that will be panned out tomorrow. No nuggets, clearly, but there was the promise of...

And finally, up past the bear meadows, a rock formation that had intrigued me, some large crystals in it that resembled biotite Mica but with a more grossular texture. Taking it in for identification it proves to be Lamproite - a host for diamonds. So - next day off, back to the bear meadows to break open a few hundred rocks and see if this particular pipe has any potential. And no pictures of the specimens there either, I need to be a little more thoughtful about documenting my finds...