Listings in your area maybe found on this link. search rock shops / rock clubs.
Bobs right, all hobby's start with the elders of life.
though i was born on a rock pile in Lebanon,Oregon.
i owe my rock hunting to father and the on site dazzling teachings of the elders.
Northwest federation web-site. has very good advise and want ads!
During WW ll in 42-44 my dad was a RK-19 radar tech / ( lifer ) rock hound.
free postage for rock. really. And jade carvings from great Britain.
Just depends on where the wheels stop. of the type of materials you'll find.
Kevin can't tell what you have with out photos. the forum would enjoy seeing your collection from around the world, or local material.
to pack a rock out is fine though the real truth is rock is a commonalty. to trade or sell. gift to wife to filter the are in the house. ( DUST COLLECTORS )
Jack in Oregon