Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society

Field Trips

Field Trips Calendar
Field Trips General Information
Rock Collecting Information

Field Trips Calendar

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Field Trips General Information

Each month there is a field trip outing to a local collecting site. Mouse over the events in the calendar above for more information or check the Upcoming Events page for details on upcoming field trips. Details of upcoming field trips are also publicized at the monthly meetings and e-mailed to members who are on the club mailing list.

In general field trips happen on the 4th Sunday of each month from February through to November. Everyone meets up at a designated spot at 10am and sets off to the destination. In non-Covid times car pooling may be available. The end time for field trips is very flexible, but tends to be around 3pm, though you are free to leave whenever you want. It’s often advisable to bring a packed lunch.

If you take photos on a field trip or would be happy to write a paragraph about your experience on the trip, please send them by email to web@vlms.ca – we are always looking for news articles for the news page. Write-ups by junior members are also most welcome, and they may enjoy seeing their work published.

You can contact the field trips leader (wagonmaster) by email: fieldtrips@vlms.ca

Click here to see posts about past field trips

Please Note – You have to be a VLMS member or BCLS Member to attend field trips for Insurance reasons
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Rock Collecting Information

Here is a list of local collecting sites and resources you can draw on to find sites on Vancouver Island and around the lower mainland.

Vancouver Island has a wealth of material that you can look for. This list will be added to as time permits. If you have a suggestion for a site or resource please click here to let us know about it.

  • All beaches in the Victoria area have agate, jasper, dallasite
  • Hill 60 north of Duncan for Rhodonite (most claims are staked so please respect the owners claim)
  • Sooke to Jordan River and beyond: There is gold panning in stream beds (remember to check for claims), Road cuts in the Jordan River area and beyond for Fossil shells and Zeolites and checkout Muir creek for fossil shells in a sandstone matrix
  • Please see the links below for more resources.

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