Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sep 23 Field Trip

Date:  Saturday, Sep 23

Meeting Location and Time:  Helmcken Road Park and Ride; 08:00 AM)  Arrange car-pooling.

Safety and Equipment: 

  • Safety:This is a quarry site that has been converted into a motocross track. Awareness of motorbikes operating nearby is essential.
  • EquipmentFossils are found in the rock and concretions. A good hammer, chisel, and protective eyewear are required.

Members may refer to the email from Tom Cockburn regarding the Sep 20 monthly meeting for more details.

VicPS Meeting Sep 20 7:30 pm

Sep 20, 7:30 pm, Room A120, Cornett Building, UVic.

Welcome back from the summer to all member and guests. There will be no speaker at this meeting, so plenty of time to talk up and show off your summer collecting finds.

VicPS Annual Memberships expired on Dec. 31, 2016. New and renewal membership fees (Regular $30, Patron $100) should be brought to the general meeting or mailed to Scott MacPhail at 1504 Shorncliffe Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 2T4.

Tom Cockburn will bring used Geological Survey of Canada pogo sticks, a field instrument used to measure stratigraphy, that were offered earlier. These sticks are not in perfect condition and some repairs may be necessary.

A field trip is planned for Sep 23 2017.