Buffalo Geological Field Trip to Marmora and Madoc is October 15-16.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016: Various Mines in the Kingston to Madoc area of southern Ontario, Canada.
Visit the Canadian Wollastonite Mine in Seely’s Bay Ontario the morning then later in the morning traverse to a marble mine-quarry in Tweed, Ontario to collect blue marble and amazonite pegmatite. Later in the afternoon we will visit a quarry in Madoc, Ontario to visit a quarry with green marble, jade, and tremolite crystals. There is no restriction on the amount of attendees for Saturday, but only 24 may attend Sunday at Marmora. Power tools may be used at the Tweed and Madoc sites. The Tweed quarry may require a 400 meter walk in, but we are trying to negotiate drive in. All other sites are drive in.
Sunday Oct. 16, 2016: Aecon Quarry, Marmora, Ontario, Canada Dig.
- Limited to 24 attendees.16 years of age or older.
- Must preregister with Don Lapham.
- Access will be 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please meet at the Mine entrance at 8:30 AM. No late arrivals. There will be a check in check out system.
- Hard Hats, Steel toed boots (covering above the ankle), eye protection, and orange, green or yellow reflective safety vests are required. Gloves are also highly recommended. Don Lapham has now been certified in First Aid/CPR/AED but if you have similar certification, please bring it with you to support.
- Pants must extend to the ankles covering both legs. LONG PANTS ONLY.
- A completed roster is to be submitted ahead of time and will be cross referenced to the waiver that is required to be signed upon entering the site on the day of the visit.
- Photo ID will be required as confirmation of attendance.
- Each member must provide proof of current BGS membership (please contact Don Lapham if you do not have your Buffalo Club membership card)
- The use of power tools & micro-blasters is NOT permitted.
- Aecon allows the collection of specimens in accordance with the generally accepted procedures and practice of Hobby Mineral Collecting only. Acceptable uses for samples collected are for display and exchange only. Aecon is committed to education and will deny access to those who sell specimens for a profit.
- No trailers or excessive quantities of minerals will be allowed to be collected.
- As a thank you to Aecon for the privilege of collecting and taking material from this site an entry donation (CN$10 per collector) shall be collected. A check (made payable to the Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club) for the total amount of each visit donation shall be sent to the Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club Museum.
- Bring drinks and lunch. All garbage generated during the visit must be removed from the site.
- Expect to find a plethora of minerals including: garnet, epidote, pyrite, quartz, calcite, actinolite, magnetite, etc.