Club Trips


The Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society organize field trips in conjunction with the CCFMS. In addition many of our members venture out on their own to discover the many amazing rocks and minerals available to the enterprising rockhound.

Organized fieldtrips include going to: 

: Arkona to search for Devonian age fossils and viewing the excellent museum located at Hungry Hollow.

: Dundas Quarry to obtain amazing blue celestine, fluorite cubes, sphalerite, bitumen and galena specimens.

: Marmora to find magnetite, dogtooth calcite, garnet, peridot, pyrite and so much more.

: ST. Mary’s Cement an awesome place to find fossils like Trilobites, Crinoids, Cephalopods, Corals, Bryozoans, Graptolites,Ostracods,,Pelecypods and Brachiopods

Our club and the CCFMS long with other CCFMS clubs are continually organizing interest and fun field trips for all our members. So please join the club and join in the fun.


PLEASE NOTE OUR COVID POLICY AND OUR JUNIOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM.


UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS SCHEDULE


ARKONA/HUNGRY HOLLOW - APRIL 16 WITH 17TH AS RAIN DAY 

                                                           ALTERNATE- APRIL 30TH WITH MAY 1 AS RAIN DAY

                                                           DETAILS WILL BE FIRMED UP IN MARCH


NELSON AGGREGATES BEAMSVILLE - MAY 14,2022     Beamsville map at following link:

                                                                                             http://www.ccfms.ca/Events/Beamsville.html

CONTACT - Jim Glen <beamsville.dundas.field.trips@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:32 PM,

Just a reminder to let you know of the upcoming Field Trip to Beamsville Nelson Aggregates on Saturday May 14th, 2022 has been confirmed. This is a week later than in previous years as the CMMA Symposium was moved a week later.

Safety Vest (fluorescent with X on the back), Long Pants, Safety Boots (steel toed) above the ankle 6” + not shoes 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.

Nelson Aggregates requires that All persons on the property be double vaccinated against Covid. No exceptions. Proof will be asked for.

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.

As 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 requested 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 or read the attached files.

https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/gl_hvsa.php

Please note we must be wearing Class 2 apparel (X on the back). Either a vest or T shirt will suffice. Your hard hats must also have retro-reflective stripes and can be purchased as peel and stick tape at Safety Supply stores, 6” + safety boots and safety glasses with side shields or goggles.



HERKIMER NEW YORK - MAY 21,22,23  THIS IS AN OPEN TRIP TO ALL CCFMS CLUBS, MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO ARRANGE TRAVEL AND                                                                                    ACCOMADATIONS THEMSELVES.  WE MAY PLAN A GET TOGETHER ON THE SATURDAY FOR          

                                                                            MEMBERS.

UPCOMING CCFMS TRIPS- BOWMANVILLE ST. MARYS QUARRY - DATE TO BE ADVISED

                                               


Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society's first field trip of 2022.

Please see the sign up sheet for the Arkona Field trip to take place on April 30th, 2022.  In order to enter the Brampton Brick pits at Hungry Hollow you must be a BLMS or a CCFMS member in order to be covered under the CCFMS insurance.  So please include a copy of your membership card along with everyone attending from your family.

Look forward to seeing you all there, lots of fossils to discover.

Plan is we will meet up at the Lynden park mall around 7:am and head to Hungry hollow, Car pooling would be great. We are investigating possibly renting a 10 person van also in case there are some members who can't drive, this is dependent on insurance requirements and will be on a first come first serve basis.
We will meet up at Rock Glen Conservation area roughly noonish for lunch and then hopefully a quick look at the excellent museum onsite and proceed down the stairs to collect more fossils.  Club will pay entrance fees for BLMS members.
Please return the filled in sheet by APRIL 10TH as we are lining up a guide, Tony Petropoulos, for the two Brampton Brick pit sites.



Stones and Bones - Sarnia Trip


Trip to the Stones and Bones Museum is tentatively planned for planned for May 28, 2022.  Plan is to meet at the Lyndon Park Mall around 8am, carpooling if possible and we may again look into renting 10 person vans dependent on insurance and number of participants.


Contact Info
Location223 Christina Street North
Sarnia,  ON
N7T 5V1


Club will pickup entrance fees for BLMS and CCFMS associate club members, 

Museum tour will be guided by one of the owners then members can look on their own at their leisure, there is a small but well stocked store onsite that can also be discovered.  

Link: https;//www.Sarnialambton.on.ca/business/stones-n-bones-museum  There is a link to google maps on the website

If you wish to attend this Field Trip please fill in the sign up sheet and submit to thebrantfordlapandmin@gmail.com by May 15, 2022 so we can organize the tour. 



JOIN OUR CLUB

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:


  1. Access to club Workshop with a per session user fee.
  2. Access to Monthly Meetings either in-person or via zoom, where informative guest speakers will present interesting talks on mineral related topics.
  3. Receive up to TEN monthly Newsletters via email
  4. Access to Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society as well as CCFMS club Fieldtrips to mineral collecting sites and museums.  Also Third Party Insurance is provided by the CCFMS with associated club membership for club activities. 
  5. Access to the Silent Auction to sell items at the clubs annual Gem and Mineral Show held in early April each year.
  6. Also benefit from the many seasoned Rockhounds in the club and the many years of knowledge they have.


If you wish to join our club, whether your new to rock hounding or a seasoned expert, everyone is welcome.

Memberships are $30 for individuals or $35 for a family per year.

Payments may be made by several methods.

Via e-transfers to thebrantfordlapandmin@GMAIL.COM

Via in person at our workshop when open

Via mail: The Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society

420 Bronte St. S #117

Milton, Ont.

L9T 0H9

What are your interest:

______ Lapidary

______ Minerals

______ Faceting

______ Field Trips

______ Fossils

______ Jewellery

______ Micro-Mounts


CLUB TRIP TO THE ROM

HERKIMER NEW YORK - HERKIMER DIAMONDS, MULTI CLUB TRIP

ARKONA FOR DEVONIAN AGED FOSSILS

MARMORA QUARRY WITH KITCHENER AND OTHER CCFMS CLUBS

DUNDAS QUARRY

ST. MARYS CEMENT - BOWMANVILLE - CCFMS SPONSORED

NELSON AGGREGATE BEAMSVILLE QUARRY - CCFMS SPONSORED