Our Society’s group field trips range from hounding specimens at quarries or other collecting sites, visiting museums, and places of geological interest. Enjoy the fun meeting up with fellow rockhounds and sharing an adventure!
Interested in joining our field trips?
Follow the requirements below for club members and non-members.
Members: to sign up for an upcoming field trip announced at the Club, email Cathy at email@example.com with your contact information.
Non-Members: You must be a member to participate in our field trips, start your membership process today so you don’t miss out on the fun of our upcoming trips! Apply for a membership
Safety, tools, equipment, and clothing requirements all vary depend on the type of site you’re visiting, the season, weather, the type of work you’ll be doing there to collect specimens, and your own personal or group’s needs. These are some universal examples of tools needed on trips:
Spring & Summertime brings a new set of elements and additional items you’ll need to make it a fun, safe field trip. When it‘s a bright, cool 70° day, we usually don’t think sunscreen & shade until we‘re in a wide open field or quarry, and the sun‘s beating down on us for hours. Here’s a few must-haves to cross off on your summer rockhounding checklist:
Some important ways to help you plan and prepare for your field trip & rockhounding needs are 1. Knowing the nature of the site, and 2. Knowing your own capabilities:
Etiquette in field trips is incredibly important. Learning etiquette protects the property you've been given access to (commercial and private), helps your Club build a solid reputation to expand field trip opportunities & future visits, keeps geologically unique areas in good standing for future generations, and for personal and group safety:
Be prepared for messy, wintry, dirty work!
Warm clothing layers, old jeans, heavy socks, winter coat, wool hat and heavy gloves, heavy waterproof boots (steel toes not required),. Expect sites to be chilly, muddy and wet.
We‘re in the process of adding more to this page with tools, safety needs, and other educational tidbits to help you get the best experience from your rockhounding ventures and excursions. Check back often!