Photo taken at  Friday Creek during visit in July of this year.

Photo taken at Friday Creek during visit in July of this year.

Come join the Princeton Rock and Fossil Club

The Princeton District is blessed with an incredible diversity of mineralization. The Princeton Rock and Fossil Club has just been formed to explore this diversity. Members with a shared interest in exploring and in studying rocks and fossils, are pooling their knowledge of this area to learn and, too just have fun.

The Princeton District is blessed with an incredible diversity of mineralization. The Princeton Rock and Fossil Club has just been formed to explore this diversity. Members with a shared interest in exploring and in studying rocks and fossils, are pooling their knowledge of this area to learn and, too just have fun.

Membership entitles you to participate in excursions, and Shop Days, were you can learn to cut and polish your finds or, just learn about about Princeton’s rich geology.

The Club is affiliated with the B.C. Lapidary Society, an 1100 member strong, non-profit society. Giving us a strong support structure, and the opportunity to participate in excursions throughout the province.

Visit our information booth at the Fall Fair.

Meetings are held at 7p.m.on the second Monday of each month, at the Riverside Center, in Princeton.

Upcoming Excursions

Car pooling available. Bring good footware, refreshments and appropriate tools.

Sept. 08 – Agate Mountain [agate, opal, fossil], Depart 8:00 a.m. from A&W

Rating: Easy

Sept 24 – Lamont/Whipsaw Creeks [fossil]. Depart 8:00 a.m. from A&W

Rating: Moderate.

Up to 2 km of walking should be expected.

Oct. [date pending]- Castle Resort/Old Hedley Rd [bornite, fossil].

Depart 9:00 a.m. from A&W

Rating: Easy

Oct. [date pending] – McCormick Flats [agate,opal, fossil]. Depart 9:00 a.m.  from A&W

Rating Easy

Oct. [date pending] – Similkameen River East Bank opposite Friday Creek [churt, pegmatite, past Chinese gold claims]. Depart 8:00 a.m. from A&W

Rating Moderate.* Note-Participation limited to ATV availability, registration required.

Inquiries and reservations contact Wagonmaster, Franz Hofer at 250-295-3896

or email Club President, Terry Malanchuk at tmalan@telus.net