All membership card carrying CCFMS members are invited to join Niagara Peninsula field trips as long as all signup requirements are met by the member.

Safety equipment (required) and training (if indicated) for each fieldtrip must be followed by the members. 

Here is the link for safety rules as specified by the CCFMS:                           


Beamsville Field Trip in May

Just a reminder to let you know of the upcoming Field Trip to Beamsville, Nelson Aggregates on

Saturday May 12th, 2018 has been confirmed.

Safety Vest (fluorescent with strips), Long Pants, Safety Boots (steel toed) above the ankle (preferred 6” + as they provide support when walking on the rock piles), Safety Glasses and Hard Hat are required for admittance to the Quarry. Gloves are highly recommended

Sunscreen and plenty of water as days could be hot and Sunny on the trip.

Please do not bring carpenters hammers (claw) as they are not designed to break rock.

All attendees must be a member of a CCFMS affiliated club to participate at this event for

insurance reasons. Membership cards should be available on request.

Also this Quarry is a working quarry and admittance is restricted to persons 16 years of age and over.

Plan to arrive opposite the gate of the quarry at about 8:30 am for your sign in and your vehicle tag in. We will enter the quarry about 9:00 am after our safety talk. Please no late arrivals unless you have given us notice in advance.

Canadian Field Trip Information:

Laws have changed recently in Canada for Safety vests and clothing. You will need to update to the appropriate styles to gain entry to Canadian quarries. Please see this link for information. I have added a Word document you may print out to take shopping with you. sa.php

Please note we should be wearing Class 2 apparel. Either a vest or T shirt will suffice. Your hard hats must also contain retro-reflective stripes and can be purchased as peel and stick tape at Safety Supply stores.

Beamsville map at following link:

Happy hunting.

See you there,

Jim Glen

Spring Fossil Trip

Sunday, May 27 - Fossil collecting at St Mary’s Cement in Bowmanville

We will meet in the parking lot before 8:30am and sign in with the trip leader (Kevin Kidd) then as a group, we will get a safety orientation from the quarry manager. After that, we drive into the quarry and collect until 3-3:30. Same routine as always for those who have been here before.

You must be a member of a CCFMS club to attend
No late arrivals will be admitted. This is a working quarry, so no collectors under 16 years old

Full safety gear required- Safety boots, hard hats and vests. Gloves and goggles are recommended

Directions to St Mary’s are on the CCFMS website.

Pre-registering would be nice, but is not necessary.

Any other questions, please contact Kevin Kidd at [email protected]