Field trip: Muir Creek, April 25th

Several members joined the field trip to Muir Creek in Sooke. On the land side of the road there’s some panable gold dust – see the mineral inventory page on Minfile. On the beach side of the road they looked for bivalve and other fossils.

The group met at the Juan de Fuca Recreation centre at 9:30am and the trip ended at 3pm.

Field trip: Ralph Mines, Goldstream, April 18th

6 people joined the field trip to an old mine site called the Ralph Mine behind the Goldstream Campsite. The hike involved a a fairly rigorous climb up a hillside to a gated mine shaft. It isn’t possible to enter the mine, but in the area they found clinozoisite (a cousin of epidote and tanzanite), bornite (peacock ore) and some malachite.

The meeting place was at the Ice Cream Mountain ice-cream shop at 10 am. See map link below