Fishing on Francois Lake, Burns Lake (Picture BC photo)

Fishing on Francois Lake, Burns Lake

(Picture BC photo)

Burns Lake

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Heritage buildings  (Picture BC photo)

Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)

Burns Lake is an enticing destination for rock hounds as potential finds include opal, agates, fossils, and semi-precious stones. Especially exciting is the chance to find precious opal.

While common opal and agates are plentiful around Burns Lake, the Eagle Creek area west of Burns Lake has one of BC's only precious opal deposits. The area is protected from claim staking and reserved for the public for rock hounding.

Finding Gem and Rock Sites

About 15 different sites (most west of town) are of interest. Try to hook up with the local gem and rock club group that shares the same passion and are familiar with the area and venture to these spots regularly.

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