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.