Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral Club

Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club Field Trips

Field trips are organized for club members by the Wagon master, Shane Mawhinney and his assistants. Destinations, meeting place and times as well as a description of materials being collected will be provided.

Any active member of a Rock club is eligible to participate. Members will be asked to sign in prior to the trip and to notify the wagon master when they leave. These procedures are in place to ensure member safety and for insurance purposes.

Members will be notified of any special conditions such as a steep and long hike or to bring along a shovel and pry bar. Otherwise general equipment; hammer, collecting sack/pail, water bottle, loupe, safety glasses, etc. should be sufficient. In cases where members will be working on an active site, extra safety equipment such as a hard hat and steel-toed boots will be required.

If a lunch is being provided the wagon master will notify members. Otherwise bring along a lunch and drinks as required.

As of February 2015, after field trips have been done, reports on how they went will be published in the Bugle Newsletter which is also on the website. 

Rockhounders Code of Ethics


Summer Camp

BC Field Trips

Field trip to Buckley Bay looking for fossils

Beba & Barb's trip to Tucson, Arizona

Fraser River Trip  March 24th and 25th, 2012 

Argonaut Mine April 28th, 2012

North Island Field Trip August 31st, September 1, 2 & 3, 2012

Oyster River Trip Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Bonanza Lake Trip Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Adam River Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Elsie Lake Port Alberni Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Attention Fossil Hounds Saturday, April 21st, 2013

Summer Field trips  2013

Field trips for 2014 Kokish River near Telegraph Cove 2014

Field trips for 2015  Upper Cambell Lake, October 25, 2015

Field trips for 2016  Yale on the Fraser River, March 12th and 13th UPDATE