Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Another sale on a collection...........

"We would like to thank all who have attended the previous sale days, this is an update to let everyone know that we have this Saturday October 1st from 9-2 scheduled and will announce more dates shortly, we have included a larger number of clubs to the email list to make the collection accessible to a larger number of rock hounds. Feel free to let all members of your clubs know about the sale and I will do my best to keep all interested people on this email list for upcoming sales information. For location and times see attached notice"- Kevin Tierny

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Man Fined for Burgess Shale Fossil in his Backpack


Club Outing, September 17 - 18 - 19

Eleven club members met at the Rock Creek Fall Fair, and toured the facilities as a group before we went separate ways to explore all the exhibits and events. Saturday was a little wet, but there were plenty of tents and buildings to take cover in. There was consensus on which areas we would use for camping, and more will be discussed at the next committee meeting.

Eight club members camped at Albo's property in Westbridge for the weekend, and headed out to four sites on Sunday. When we returned, we found a note by the door - I guess two club members had difficulty finding the place before we left.

A few rocks out of a creek, a few from a gravel pit, a few samples from a rock dump, and a few crystals on the road in front of what was a great looking basalt column feature.

What will be left of Nature's Wonders for the next generation.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Theft from home of rockhound on the Island................

Stolen Gem Collection
Hello, hoping this can be shared with clubs. Thanks.
A fellow here in the Comox Valley is away for a few months and someone broke into his... home and has removed his entire gem collection, raw gems, silver, and some ethnic pieces. If anyone has some one selling questionable items please let us know. Thanks.
Lori Ball
Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Next Club Outing

Saturday     September 17th  Rock Creek Fall Fair - check out facilities for our Rendezvous 2018
Sunday       September 18th  Exploratory Field Trip near Beaverdell

Club members are welcome to camp at Jerome and Sandra's Westbridge property for the weekend. Departure time both days will be 10:00am from Westbridge.
Contact Jerome for directions, and to let him know if you plan to camp.

If you plan to go directly to the Rock Creek Fairgrounds, we can meet up near the band shell - 10:15 to 10:30ish.

Bear Aware