Field trips

Field Trip: Agate, Jasper, River Rock

Field Trip: 

Herrling Island

Date & Time: 

December 11, 2016 (Sunday), 10:00 AM 

Meeting Location:

Ranchers Restaurant, 53560 Bridal Falls Road
Rosedale, BC

Material:

Agate, Jasper, River Rock

Equipment:

Rock hammer, chisels, carrying container for specimens.

Vehicle:

Car.

Other:

Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!

WagonMaster:

Trevor Christie mail.

Field Trip: Stemwinder

Field Trip: 

Stemwinder – Petrified Wood

Date & Time: 

June 21, 2015 (Sunday), 9:00 AM 

Meeting Location:

Stemwinder Provincial Park
Hedley, BC V0X 1K0
(Between Princeton & Hedley – 33km east of Princeton)
Map

Material: Petrified Wood
Equipment:

Rock hammer, digging tools, shovel, pick, three prong cultivator (weed scratcher) gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets.
Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. 
Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.

Vehicle:

Easy drive by car (full tank of gas)

Other:

Bring food, water, back pack.

Be sure to check with the WagonMaster BEFORE you go!! 

WagonMaster:

Trevor Christie, bcrockhunter@yahoo.ca 604-794-3668

Field Trip: Fossils

Field Trip: 

Fossils – Blackmine Road, Princeton

Date & Time: 

July 5, 2015 (Sunday), 9:00 AM 

Meeting Location:

A&W
BC-3, Princeton, BC 
Map

Material: Fossil leaves, ferns, and occasional insects in a layered mudstone
Equipment:

Rock hammer, digging tools, knife for separating layers, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets.
Packaging for the fragile specimens such as boxes, flats & paper. Newsprint is not recommended as the ink can rub onto the specimens.
Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. 
Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.

Vehicle:

Easy drive by car (full tank of gas)

Other:

Bring food, water, back pack.

Be sure to check with the WagonMaster BEFORE you go!! 

WagonMaster:

Trevor Christie, bcrockhunter@yahoo.ca 604-794-3668

Field Trip: Lightning Ridge

Field Trip: 

Lightning Ridge, Nicoamen Plateau – Red Skin Agates

Date & Time: 

July 19, 2015 (Sunday), 9:00 AM 

Meeting Location:

Fas Gas Plus
48165 Trans Canada Highway, Boston Bar, BC 
Map

Material: Red Skin Agates
Equipment:

Rock hammer, digging tools, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets.
Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun.
Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended. Hat to protect from the sun.

Vehicle:

High clearance vehicle or pickup truck is recommended (full tank of gas)

Gravel backroads with little maintenance.

Other:

Bring food, water, back pack.

Be sure to check with the WagonMaster BEFORE you go!! 

WagonMaster:

Trevor Christie, bcrockhunter@yahoo.ca 604-794-3668

Field Trip: Sunday Summit

Field Trip: 

Sunday Summit – Petrified Wood

Date & Time: 

August 23, 2015 (Sunday), 9:00 AM 

Meeting Location:

Sunday Summit
Hwy 3, approximately 32 km south of Princeton
(Sunday Summit is the descent into Princeton, where Highway 5A begins) 
Map

Material: Petrified Wood
Equipment:

Rock hammer, digging tools, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets.
Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun.
Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.

Vehicle:

Any vehicle can travel these maintained logging roads (full tank of gas).

Other:

Bring food, water, back pack.

Be sure to check with the WagonMaster BEFORE you go!! 

WagonMaster:

Trevor Christie, bcrockhunter@yahoo.ca 604-794-3668

Field Trip: Whistler

Field Trip: 

Whistler – Quartz Crystals, Pyrite & Exploratory

Date & Time: 

September 13, 2015 (Sunday), 9:00 AM 

Meeting Location:

A&W
310-1200 Hunter Place, Squamish, BC 
Map

Material: Quartz Crystals & Pyrite
Equipment:

Rock hammer, chisel, digging tools, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets.
Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun.
Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.

Vehicle:

High clearance vehicle or pickup truck is recommended (full tank of gas)

Gravel backroads with little maintenance.

Other:

Bring food, water, back pack.

Be sure to check with the WagonMaster BEFORE you go!! 

WagonMaster:

Cam Bacon, showchaircam@yahoo.com, 604-854-1711

 

ALWAYS CALL THE TRIP LEADER THE DAY BEFORE TO ENSURE THE TRIP IS GOING, AND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NO OTHER CHANGES

For all of the above trips, all club members are welcome, including our rockhound friends from the US!

If you are not yet a member, please join one of the clubs listed under Club Directory. Club members can host a guest under their membership & insurance coverage.

Remember to wear layered clothing to be able to adjust to weather conditions at the location, bring a lunch and water on all field trips.

Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas.

As always, any US rockhounds in good standing with their clubs are invited to join our field trips!

Washington State Mineral Council offers some great trips, just across the border: Washington State Mineral Council

 

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