Field trips focus on collecting and history of Southeastern Ontario and the surrounding areas. Check out the bottom of our page to read about some of the materials we have collected, places we have been and the history about each area. 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.
Upcoming field trips will be posted as they are planned both locally and for other lapidary clubs. For our field trips, mark your calendars and be sure to 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 Ongoing Opportunities
Beryl Pit (Quadeville, Ontario) Minerals: key minerals are beryl, amazonite, peristerite, other feldspars and quartz. For a full list of minerals check out: https://www.mindat.org/loc-6641.html Purchase Collecting Pass: MacEwen Gast Station in Quadeville (~$10) Collecting Style: Breaking Rock / Digging in Rock Collecting Equipment: 3/5lb sledgehammer, chisels and shovels.
Herkimer Diamonds (New York, U.S.A.) Minerals: Herkimer Diamonds (double terminated quartz crystals) Fossils: Cambrian aged stromatolites Purchase Collecting Pass: several locations (~$10 day) Herkimer Diamond Mines: http://www.herkimerdiamond.com/ Ace of Diamonds: https://www.herkimerdiamonds.com/ Crystal Gove: http://www.crystalgrove.com/ (working on website, check out Facebook) Collecting Style: Breaking Rock / Scavenging Collecting Equipment: 3/5/10/25lb sledgehammers, chisels, wedges, pry bars and shovels.
Schickler Fluorite Mine (Wilberforce, Ontario) Minerals: Apatite, Fluorite, Scapolite and others. Obtain Collecting Pass (free): Municipal office (Loop Road, Wilberforce) or Agnew’s General Store (Wilberforce). Collecting Style: Digging in Soil Collecting Equipment: Shovels, Root Clippers, Small hand saw and other stuff you think is good. August 1st,2nd, 3rd, & 4th, (Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree) Meeting: 9:00 a.m. Thursday to Sunday during the Gemboree, at the North Hastings community Centre (103 Newkirk Blvd). Participants must provide their own transportation to each site following a lead vehicle. Mineral Tours average 5 hours but you may leave earlier or stay longer. Admission $15 Ages 17+, $10 ages 16 and under, $40 families (up to 5 people)/ Additional fees are required for specific sites. Required Equipment: safety glasses, closed -in footwear are mandatory equipment for these tours. Rockhounding equipment such as rock hammers, shovels, chisels, buckets, garden claws etc. for collecting are necessary. Recommended equipped for the weather, includes hats, bug spray, raincoats. Bring snacks, lunch, drinks since the locations of sites will not have water or food available
KLMC Trips -- 2023 (to be posted when available)
Ontario Goldfields Region
Deloro Mine Site Cleanup Project
Highland Forge Blacksmith
Hastings County, Eldorado and Deloro, ON
Beryl Pit, Moonstone
kingston lapidary and mineral club
370 King Street West, Unit 209 Kingston, On, K7L 2X4