Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society

Upcoming Events


Field Trip: Meade Creek

August 25th – members only.

The Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Field Guide says there is gold. At this time of year the water would be quite low but if any wants to try OK. It also says there are upstream lenses of Rhodonite and manganiferous Garnet in red cherry tuffs that wash down stream providing interesting material. It has been noted Laurel stone has also been found there by some of our members. There is easy access right off the main road and a road following the creek upstream.

Margaret has also suggested Shaw creek which is a little past Youbou is a good place also. There is a possibility of Rhodonite. It is somewhat below Hill 60. 

Unless anyone coming has been there before to help guide us this will be a good exploration venture. 

We will meet at the Silver Threads workshop at 9am Sunday Aug 25th. Anyone living out west let me know where we could meet out your way.
Please reply to this email to workshop@vlms.ca or phone Doug McLeod at 250-888-8440 to let him know you are coming.