Field trips focus on collecting and history of Southeastern Ontario and the surrounding areas. Here are some of the materials we have collected, history we have learned about and places we have been. Field trips are usually held every month from April through October.
Please read the following file if you plan on attending any upcoming field trips.
Here is the most recent information about upcoming field trips for 2017. Please mark your calendars and contact the field trip leaders if you plan to attend. If you need a membership card, please email me and I will email one back. All the best Eileen
2017 Field Trips to Date Saturday, May 13th Beryl Pit Meeting: 9:30 a.m. at Kauffeld’s General Store (Quadeville, Ontario) Cost: $10 day pass Please contact Dan Joyner if you plan on attending: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 13th CCFMS Trip – Beamsville Meeting: across from Quarry entrance at 8:30 a.m. Important: operating quarry, need to be at least 16 years of age and all safety equipment is required: safety vest, hardhat, safety boots and safety glasses. More information, check out the CCFMS website.
Friday, May 19th to Sunday, May 21st Herkimer Diamond Mine Meeting: 10:00 a.m. at Herkimer Diamond Mine across from KOA Cost: $11 day pass Please contact Corey Lablans if you plan on attending: email@example.com
Saturday, June 3rd Marmoraton Iron Mine, Marmora Meeting: 8:45 a.m.SHARP IMPORTANT NOTES: need to be 16+, requires all safety gear (hard hat, vest, boots and glasses.) Limit to 24 collectors, Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club members have first dibs on spots. Two weeks prior to the trip, you can email Ulrike.firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are available spots. Cost: $10 donation for Bancroft Museum Sunday, June 4th CCFMS Trip – St. Mary’s Cement Quarry, Bowmanville Meeting: 8:30 a.m. Important: operating quarry, need to be at least 16 years of age and all safety equipment is required: safety vest, hardhat, safety boots and safety glasses. More information, check out the CCFMS website.
Sunday, June 11th Schickler Fluorite Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario Meeting: 9:30 a.m. at Municipal Office Contact information: Corey Lablans email@example.com Note: maybe Craigmont if I can assure permission.
Saturday, June 17th Clear Lake, Smart Mine, Eganville Meeting: unknown Contact: Matt Forbes firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 24th Marmoraton Iron Mine, Marmora Meeting: 8:45 a.m.SHARP IMPORTANT NOTES: need to be 16+, requires all safety gear (hard hat, vest, boots and glasses.) Limit to 24 collectors, Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club members have first dibs on spots. Two weeks prior to the trip, you can email Ulrike.email@example.com to see if there are available spots. Cost: $10 donation for Bancroft Museum Trip to Thunder Bay during week of August 20th to 26th. Leader – Alfred Newnham Minerals: amethyst and others As the distance is about 1000miles or 1600kms, plan on taking 2 days travel there and 2 days travel home, leaving three days to collect. Camping is available at Mirror Lake Campground ..... exit Hwy 11/17 at Mirror Lake road. Phone 807-977-2840 for a reservation. There are showers, laundry, small convenience store and coffee shop on site. Campground is about 66 kms west of Nipigon, 35 kms east of Thunder Bay. If you want motels there are several between Nipigon and Mirror lake also more towards Thunder bay. You can do your own research for that. We will meet at intersection of Mirror Lake road and Highway 11/17 at 9 AMMonday Aug 21. to start collecting. Be prepared to sign a release and show a CCFMS affiliated club card. We will be collecting mostly in Pearl area for amethyst at possibly four different sites/mines. I have contacts in Thunder bay who guided us last year into several different sites. Charge was $30.00 day per person and you keep what you collect, no extra charge. Charge for collecting at Blue Points amethyst mine in 2017 is $30.00 per pail (US 2 gallon size). Collecting at Blue Points is closed to the public Monday toTuesday but open to clubs those days. Collecting in the dumps at Blue Points is $20 per bucket. Bring sledge hammer 10 -12 lb, 3 lb crack hammer, good cold chisels, brush and means to transport goodies home. Hard hats, safety boots, required at Blue Points, Eye protection definitely recommended, safety vest optional but not a bad idea. and could be required at one site. You can arrive earlier and stay later whatever your own schedule permits. I hope to be there the week before and will be at Mirror Lake campground. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are going AND PUT amethyst or field trip in subject line so I will open email.
Friday, September 15th Tatlock Quarry Limit of 24 collectors For information please contact: Ulrike.email@example.com
New field trip! Corey and I are planning at trip to the Beryl Pit for May 13, 2017. The trip is open to members of any club. The Beryl Pit is near Quadeville. The site has a $10 fee which is paid at Kauffeld's General Store in Quadeville. We will meet at the store at 9:30 AM. There is a lot of information online about the site. Some of the minerals found include beryl, biotite, quartz, peristerite, schorl tourmaline, magnetite, allanite, pyrite, amazonite, zircon and euxenite. There are a number of other minerials found at this site. It is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Kingston.