The dino museum in Tumbler Ridge, northeast BC, will remain open this summer, while longer term funding is uncertain. If you happen to be traveling in the Peace River area this summer, a
stop in Tumbler Ridge would be worth while.
You can read more details here.
Members who enjoyed the field trip to the Chemainus River report finds of glypoxoceras pieces, tesserolax spine, inoceramus, spenoceramus, scallop shell about thumbnail size with hinge, and bottom third of a leaf.
The next field trip should take place toward the end of July; we’ll post with details when it’s planned.
Date: Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Meeting Location and Time: Helmcken Road Park and Ride at 09:00 AM.
Safety: This is a river site, so you should expect:
- it is likely that you will have to wade and get wet,
- rocks can be slippery and treacherous, and
- you should never wander off alone. Cliffs at this site are high and dangerous. There are past reports of fossil collectors experiencing injuries and near-injuries resulting from falling rocks.
Equipment: Fossils are usually found in concretions that fall out of the cliffs, so a good
hammer or sledge and protective eyewear are required.
Please see the email to Society members for a good description of the location and what you may expect to find.