Field Trips


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CCFMS Field Trips

Each CCFMS club decides if it runs its own local field trips. Many do. If you are interested in field tripping, you should contact your local club or a club that is active in field tripping. Many of our members belong to multiple clubs specifically because they enjoy field tripping so much.

CCFMS, the umbrella organization, runs a couple of field trips each year that are open to all CCFMS Club Members in good standing. The dates on these trips can be seen on the CCFMS Calendar of Events.

Recurring Field Trips


Code of Ethics for Rockhounds

Printed below is the Code of Ethics adopted by CCFMS to which all its members are expected to abide by:

  1. I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on privately owned land without the owner's permission.
  2. I will keep informed on all laws, regulations or rules governing collecting on public lands and will observe them.
  3. I will, to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect.
  4. I will use no firearms or blasting material in collecting areas.
  5. I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind - fences, signs, buildings etc.
  6. I will leave all gates as found.
  7. I will build fires in designated or safe places only, and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area.
  8. I will discard no burning material - matches, cigarettes, etc.
  9. I will fill all excavation holes which may be dangerous to livestock. I will not contaminate wells, creeks or other water supply.
  10. I will cause no willful damage to collecting material, and will take home only what I can reasonably use.
  11. I will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.
  12. I will co-operate with field trip leaders, and those designated in authority in all collecting areas.
  13. I will report to my Club or Federation Officers, or other proper authorities, any deposit of material on public lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations for public educational and scientific purposes.
  14. I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources.
  15. I will observe the "Golden Rule" and will use "Good Outdoor Manners" and will at all times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and "Public Image" of rockhounds everywhere.


Past Field Trips

Your Field Trip Committee is very proud of its record in planning and executing successful summer trips. Just to jog your memory, we would like to review some of the geography and mineralogy we have experienced:

1979 ~ Ottawa Valley etc. (Basil Halhed)

1980 ~ Sudbury, Cobalt, Gowganda, North Bay (Court Saunders) 

1981 ~ Circle Superior (Court Saunders)

1982 ~ Two trips (Court Saunders)

1983 ~ Upper Ottawa Valley (Court Saunders)

1984 ~ Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Upper State New York (Court Saunders)

1985 ~ Polar Bear Trip to Northern Ontario (Court Saunders)

1986 ~ Keewanaw and Wisconsin (Court Saunders, Dick Farmery)

1987 ~ Ottawa Valley and Eastern Townships of Quebec (Court Saunders)

1988 ~ Virginia (Dick Farmery)

1989 ~ Sunset Country (Bill Plavac)

1990 ~ Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (Dave Paterson)

1991 ~

1992 ~ Bluegrass: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana (Court Saunders)

1993 ~ Heritage Trail: Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec (Court Saunders)

1994 ~ Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana (Court Saunders)

1995 ~ Keweenaw: Northern Michigan (Court Saunders)

1995 ~ Superior II: Northern Ontario (Court Saunders)

1996 ~ Bluenose II: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick (Bill & Roni Plavac)

1997 ~ Western Ho: Manitoba and Northwest Ontario (Court Saunders)

1998 ~ Tristate: Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Iowa (Court Saunders)

1999 ~ The Final Frontier: Newfoundland (Bill & Roni Plavac)

2000 ~ 

2001 ~ Ottawa to Quebec (Nicholas Gere)

2002 ~ Bancroft Area & Fall Colours trip to Ohio (Don Lapham)

2003 ~ Summer 2003 Trip to Haliburton/Minden (Nicholas Gere)

2004 ~ Yates Uranium Mine Otter Lake, Quebec (Gerry & Hugeuette Schmidt)

2005 ~ Yates Uranium Mine Otter Lake, Quebec (Bill Plavac)

2013 ~ St. Marys Cement, Bowmanville, Ontario (Randy Ernst)


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