Meeting – Monday March 13th. 2017

Just a reminder that we have our next Club meeting on Monday March 13th starting at 7:00pm. To be held at the Peterborough Zoo, Orientation Centre.

David K. Joyce is our presenter at this meeting and will be speaking about the Engineer Mine in British Columbia. The presentation will be a mixture of Geology, Mineralogy, a little travel log and great photos  of the scenery and spectacular minerals from the mine.

There will be NO business at this mtg. just fellowship, silent auction and Dave’s presentation. The meeting will start at 7:00pm so come a little early and enjoy the company of your fellow members. Continue reading ‘Meeting – Monday March 13th. 2017’

Membership Form 2017

Meeting Date Changed Again

Sorry for the confusion, meeting dates and locations will likely change often untill all the issues are resolved.               Meeting Date: Monday November 14th, 2016 Meeting Location: Peterborough Zoo, Orientation Centre as usual.            Time: 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Date Changed Again

Sorry for the confusion, meeting dates and locations will likely change often untill all the issues are resolved.

              Meeting Date:
Tuesday October 11th, 2016

Meeting Location:

Holiday Inn Peterborough, Saffron North Mtg Room
150 George Street North, Peterborough.
Tele: 1 705 740 6581
Meeting Time:    Set-up: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
                         Duration: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

 

Meeting Date, Changed Again

Sorry for the confusion, meeting dates and locations will likely change often untill all the issues are resolved.

Meeting Date:

Tuesday October 11th, 2016

 

Meeting Location:

Holiday Inn Peterborough, Saffron North Mtg Room
150 George Street North, Peterborough.
Tele: 1 705 740 6581
Meeting Time:    Set-up: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
                         Duration: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Meeting Date, Changed to Monday

Our club meeting night has changed permanently from the second Tuesday of each month to the second Monday of each month.
Time: 7:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Zoo, Orientation Centre as usual.

UPDATED FIELD TRIPS AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER (click here)

Hi

After the Bancroft Club Show and the Gemboree it is time to go in the field again.
If I get enough  (4 minimum ) collectors together I will go to the Silver Crater Mine  (Basin Property) this coming Sunday the 9th of August. Fair warning it is a 2 km hike in and out. If interested please let me know so I can send you meeting time and place. Here is more about the Silver Crater.
http://www.mindat.org/loc-545.html
Contact
Other dates on the calender
1)
15th and 16th of August
The NPGS has a 2 day trip to the Kingston area fossils and minerals
Contact
http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/
 2)
23th to 29th of August
Thunder Bay Trip  Kingston Club.
Contact Alf
alfnewnham@hotmail.com
 3)
13th of September
KRFC
We go to the Malone  (Bounter Quarries).If you have photos from past trips and minerals can you please send them to me? Owner requested them.
More info about malone here.
Contact
 4)
3th and 4th of October
Kingston Club trip to the States for Herkimer Diamonts
Contact Corey at
geologycl@gmail.com
 5)
25th of October
Bowmanville, yearly trip from the CCFMS, fossils .
Don’t know the contact at this time.
 6)
24th of October  Trip full
KRFC
Last trip this year and we will go to Marmora. Limed on the number of collectors.
Contact
__________________________________________________________________
For all the above field trips you have to register and need a valid club card affiliated with the CCFMS
If you have questions please feel free to contact me.
Ulrike Kullik
Field trip coordinator for the KRFC
ulrike.kullik@gmail.com
My phone changed to  705 768 3787

Desmont Mine April the 27th 2014

 

The weather was great,so was the company.  Nine of us walked in the Desmont Mine. It almost did not happened , Agnew’s Store ,where you get your permit ,was closed on Sunday. They was so nice and send the paperwork by email.Big Thank you. Collecting was good,we got Molybdenite,Diopsite,Albite and a good sized Apatite (never found one there before). For the people interested in the strange looking fly it is a tachinidae Epalpus signifer. A early spring parasitoid of caterpillars. Easier to i.d. then most minerals. Attached a few photos.If you be surprised about the Photo “feet only”there is a good reason for. I don’t  add faces any more to the internet ,Google get  only “feet” from me in future.DSCN3828 Albite 2 inchIMG_0167Albite nice size

DSCN3854Diopsite

DSCN3856Molybdenite

IMG_0168Identified as collectors feet

 

Meeting Location, Temporary Changes

Due to construction projects a few meeting this year will be held in alternative locations.

May 13th. – Usual place, in the Orientation Center at the Peterborough RiverView Park and Zoo.

June 10th. – Community Counseling and Resource Ctr., 540 George St. N., Peterborough “downstairs training room”.
There is parking in front for about 6 vehicles and plenty of parking directly across the street. This building is actually an old annex of and immediately north of George St. United Church right on the corner of George and McDonell St.

September 9th. – Location to be announced, check our website as we get closer to the date.

October 14th. – We may be back at the Zoo, check our website as we get closer to the date.

May 13th. 2014 meeting guest speaker

Mark Stanley will talk on the topic of Fluorite and some of the history of Fluorite mining in the Madoc area.
It would be impossible to cover the whole topic of Fluorite mining in one night, so I will make my presentation around one prospector who played a major role in the Madoc area.

Also a few announcements

Meeting Location, Temporary Changes
Due to construction projects a few meeting this year will be held in alternative locations.

May 13th. – Usual place, in the Orientation Center at the Peterborough RiverView Park and Zoo.
June 10th. – Community Counseling and Resource Ctr., 540 George St. N., Peterborough “downstairs training room”.
There is parking in front for about 6 vehicles and plenty of parking directly across the street. This building is actually an old annex of and immediately north of George St. United Church right on the corner of George and McDonell St.
September 9th. – Location to be announced, check our website as we get closer to the date.
October 14th. – We may be back at the Zoo, check our website as we get closer to the date.

Stump the Experts
Bring any mineral or fossil to the meeting, if it can not be identified by those in attendants you win the prize. To be declared a winner you must be able to positively identify the specimen yourself, if you don’t know it’s identity and you would just like to have your specimen identified then please feel free to join in on the fun.
You must specify the exact location it was found.
Each member will have one try at it, by writing there answer on paper without consulting or discussion.
The prize being, you will have first pick from the silent action table of the specimen of your choice free of charge. One winner only, multiple winners will be dealt with.

For the benefit of any new member
I will continue to bring to the meetings a collection of minerals that i collected locally. To be able to show new members what is available to collect on our field trips. If any member would like to add to this display please feel free to do so, it will help to keep it interesting. Fossils are especially appreciated as i have very few.