My son, Harrison, is just starting out with getting tools for his rock hounding kit. He found some kits on Amazon, but they look poorly made. I’d like to buy something that will last and want to ask if there are any recommendations from local, experienced rock-hounders. He already has safety glasses from other hobbies. Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Thanks so much!! Can’t wait!
Glad to hear a 10-year-old is excited to get started with the right tools for rockhounding trips or enjoying what's available near the home front. However, everyone has their own version of what could be required for each specific trip. I would enjoy putting on a program for all the young and those that have the heart to go out and test their skills in finding their very own gems. Keep eyes and ears out for your dates and schedule on each subject.
A good rock hammer is definitely essential! I use mine all the time. A folding shovel is handy and lightweight as well. A small chisel set for hard rock digging can be handy, and then of course the ten essentials for hiking are always good to carry, there are lists online - things like a compass, emergency blanket, etc. I'm sure someone can think of more things to put in a kit! Definitely don't waste your time on cheap kits.