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Wagonmasters' Field Trips
2017


Most of the trips are rain or shine.

Trips are typically 2-3 hours of collecting; you are welcome to continue hunting.

Food, it would be good to bring some snacks such as granola bars, sandwich, water, hot beverages on cold days.

Layered clothing, bring rain wear in case it starts to rain & hat to avoid sun stroke. Hiking boots with ankle support are recommended, do not wear street shoes, runners, and other soft shoes without ankle support or tread for walking on slippery rocks. Don't forget insect repellent, and sunscreen.ALWAYS: arrive well in advance of time with vehicles fueled full.
Date/Time: July 23, 2017 8:00 AM
Trip: Bouleau Lake - Agate, Opal
Location: Vernon Arts Center
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon BC
Wagon Master: Glen Grywacheski 250-546-6858
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club
   
Date/Time: July 30, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Chilliwack Lake - Crinoid Fossils
Location: On The Way Store
45484 Chilliwack Lake Road, Chilliwack BC
Other: Car
Wagon Master: Bob Morgan
Hosted By: Surrey Rockhound Club
   
Date/Time: August 5, 2017 8:00 AM
Trip: Ingram Creek
Location: Vernon Arts Center
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon BC
Wagon Master: Ward Toll 250-545-1793
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club
   
Date/Time: August 6, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Lightning Ridge - Agate, Zeolite
Location: FasGas
48165 Hwy 1, Boston Bar BC
Equipment: Small sledge, chisel, rockhammer
Other: High clearance, 4 x 4
Wagon Master: Trevor Christie email
Hosted By: Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club
   
Date/Time: August 12, 2017 8:00 AM
Trip: Besiners Gold Panning - Gold
Location: CIBC Parking Lot
2107 Harvey Ave, Kelowna BC
Equipment: Pan, Shovel
Wagon Master: Mike MacKenzie 250-769-0221
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club
   
Date/Time: August 20, 2017 7:00 AM
Trip: Scottie Creek - Amethyst, Selenite, Travertine
Location: Vernon Arts Center
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon BC
Wagon Master: Tony Heisterkamp 250-545-2426
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club
   
Date/Time: August 20, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Harrison - Clam & Belemnite Fossils
Location: Sasquatch Inn
46001 Lougheed Hwy, Harrison Mills BC
Equipment: Big & small sledge, chisel, rockhammer
Other: Car
Wagon Master: Trevor Christie email
Hosted By: Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club
   
Date/Time: September 2, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Princeton Slide - Petrified Wood,
Opal Wood, Bagwood
Location: A&W Restaurant
235 Prinveton-Kamloops Hwy,
Princeton BC
Equipment: Rockhammer
Other: High clearance, 4 x 4, very strenous hike down to slide - 1 mile
Wagon Master: Trevor Christie email
Hosted By: Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club
   
Date/Time: September 16, 2017 8:00 AM
Trip: Bear Creek
Location: Vernon Arts Center
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon BC
Wagon Master: Mike & Karen MacKenzie 250-769-0221
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club
   
Date/Time: September 24, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Emory Creek - Nickel Silicate, Pyrophyllite
Location: Hope River General Store
28605 Trans-Canada Hwy, Hope BC
Equipment: Sledge hammer, Rockhammer, Shovel
Other: Car
Wagon Master: Trevor Christie email
Hosted By: Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club
   
Date/Time: October 1, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Playground Claim - Agate, Crystal, Opal
Location: Vernon Arts Center
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon BC
Wagon Master: Cindi Aspesiot 250-545-0290
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club
   
Date/Time: October 14, 2017 9:00 AM
Trip: Cindie Claim - Mystery Gemstones
Location: Vernon Arts Center
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon BC
Wagon Master: Cindi Aspesiot 250-545-0290
Hosted By: Vernon Lapiday & Mineral Club &
1120 Rock Club

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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