Collecting at the Silver Crater Mine May 4th

What a great trip it was.  We did not have to carry anything in . Bill brought his ATV and loaded it up.  Chantel,Rob, Bill and I had a good time. We got Betafite,Apatite,Amphibole and a bit of Fluorite. The blackflies were out but not biting and the sun was warm .On the way in […]

Collecting Beamsville May 11th 2013

The three of us,Sue Kehoe,Bill Cripps and I  left Peterborough at 5 am.We arrived one hour early and had a warming coffee at Tim’s . At 8.30 am a big group of collectors including Bob Beckett  (surprise)  signed in and after safety talk we drove in convoy in the Lincoln Quarry .Soon there was the […]

Collecting at Malone Marble Quarry April 27

The trip in the Malone Marble Quarry was joint by 3 different clubs. 6 members from Kawartha, 4 from Picton and 4 from Kingston club. We was lucky,the gate was open and we could drive all the way to the back dump . A lot of rocks was busted and material  checked out for minerals  […]

Collecting at the Speed Skating Oval Lakefield April 20th

On the 20th of April 5 of us braved the cold wind and a few snowflakes,to collect fossils at the speed skating oval in Lakefield. Lots of fossils there.Stan Nowicki got the permission for us to go there .It was a good trip, 5 trilobites found .One Ceraurus and four Flexicalymene senaria .Part of a […]

May 14, 2013 Meeting Information

R. N. Betcher M. Sc. P. Geo. Hydrogeologist Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority BIO Bob Betcher is a Manitoba native who has recently moved to southern Ontario to take up a position as the hydrogeologist with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, fulfilling a promise he made to his wife 37 years ago that they would eventually […]

No Fulgurites today!

With today`s ice storm there is a lot of tree damage in Norwood, especially on the street where our Auction Centre is located.  Just up the street from us there was a major event earlier when a main hydro feeder line went down.  Lots of noise, smoke, flames and arcing.  Good chance of a man made […]

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