Well, we're actually not so new ... the ROCKHOUND SHOP has been our family business since 1967! We are in VICTORIA, B.C., on Canada's beautiful Vancouver Island. (Postal code V8X 2S6.) Location Map.
Our store building here at 777 Cloverdale Avenue was built new in 1975 specifically for our use. Even the outside of our building is interesting, with colourful panels of rocks from around the world, and "museum windows" displaying mineral treasures. Store Exterior.
We are Vancouver Island's only complete rock and lapidary supplies store. Our products include a wide range of supplies, equipment & books for the jewelry-maker, stone-polisher, soft-stone carver, rock and fossil specimen collector, and prospector. And we have ready-to-wear jewelry, and gift items, and "Crystal Awareness" items. Products.
We are basically a retail store for hobbyists and gift buyers, but many of the Island's jewelry stores come to us for supplies and/or repair work [Gerry, our manager and lapidary, is an expert at producing cabochon-style stones in standard or unusual shapes].
We are open from 9:30 to 5:30 during our 5-day week, of Tues. through Sat.
Our telephone # is (250) 475-2080...... fax (250) 475-2083
As we work toward the beginning of our 36th year in business, we plan to keep on offering a good range of products and services for our customers, in an excellent store with experienced staff.
We are the Vaulkhard family, in this business since 1967. Our company name is V.I.Rockhound Shop Ltd., owned by Thomas and Gerald Vaulkhard. Gerry is the manager, and his father Tom might be retiring one of these years, but for now he finds working here half-time just about right. When Gerry's son Matthew works with us when not at his university studies, customers are often interested to see our three generations at work together. Family Photo.
Our long service staff members are Irene Phillips and Carrie Goffinet.