Bancroft, Ontario Field Trip

ROCK COLLECTING FIELD TRIP TO BANCROFT, ONTARIO – SEPT. 27 to OCT. 1, 2017

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——–à  FIELD TRIP WILL INCLUDE “MOST” OF THE FOLLOWING:  MAYBE MORE !!! <———

LECTURES WILL BE GIVEN AT EACH LOCATION  –  ROCK FORMATION, WHAT & HOW TO COLLECT

BRING WARM AND COOL CLOTHING <for 5 days> – HAMMER, CHISEL, COLLECTING BAG & RAIN GEAR

<< FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL BE LEAVING  AT OTHER TIMES, MEET SOMEWHERE ON THE ITINERARY >>

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?? IF YOU WANT YOUR OWN ROOM – MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY – ROOMS GO FAST IN THE FALL ??

QUALITY INN RESERVATIONS    (1-800-4CHOICE)    30% OFF FOR 50+SENIORS/UNDER 18 FREE W/ADULT

MOTELS   –   BANCROFT MOTOR INN    (1-888-219-4900)  —  CABINS/CAMPING    (1-613-332-1502)

OTHER MOTELS   –   PAUDASH HAVEN    (1-613-339-2620)  —  SWORD-BEST WESTERN  (1-613-332-2474)

CAMPING AVAILABLE AT OLD KOA < $7+ > OR FREE CAMPING AT YORK RIVER FALLS <use CB Ch. 17>

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WEDNESDAY   –   9/27 –   LEAVE DETROIT  (8:00AM to 3:00 PM) – TRAVEL TO PETERBOROUGH  < 6 HR >

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PETERBOROUGH QUALITY INN (1074 LANSDOWNE ST.)  < $79C$ #2573147 MCC >  (1-877-316-9949)

CAMPING  –  RIVERBEND CABINS  < $40 + >  &  CAMPING < $8+ >  –  (BEHIND BANCROFT MOTOR INN)

< or > CAMPING AT OLD BIRDS CREEK KOA  < 7 HR >  5 MILES NORTH OF BANCROFT (1-613-332-3673)

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THURSDAY   –   9/28– PETERBOROUGH/ MADOC TO BANCROFT MOTOR INN  < $79+S/$84+D/CAN $ >

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1.  MEET IN QUALITY INN “FREE” BREAKFAST ROOM   < 8:30 AM >   –   LEAVE FOR MINES AT < 9:00 AM >

2.  HIGH SPRINGS INDIAN TRADING POST   –   SHOPPING, CANADIAN-MADE ITEMS   –   GREAT BAKERY

3.  MARMORATON MAGNETITE MINE   –   PYRITE,  GARNETS,  CHALCOPYRITE,  EPIDOTE,  MAGNETITE

  1. ACKERMAN ARSCENOPYRITE MINE  —  WATCH OUT FOR POISON IVY – COVERING THIS LOCATION
  2. MADOC FLUORESCENT FLUORITE MINE – GREEN CRYSTALS & MARBLE MINES-MARBLE ROCK SHOP
  3. ??? CANADIAN TALC MINE ???  —  TALC,  PYRITE,  CARVING SERPENTINE,  DRAVITE TOURMALINE

7.  TRIP – MADOC TO BANCROFT – FIRST GOLD MINE AT ELDORADO  —  MANY ROCK SHOPS IN BANCROFT

8.  BANCROFT MOTOR INN < 6:00 PM > <$89+> DINNER, LOCAL COLLECTING, MINE DUMPS & ROADCUTS

9.  NIGHT FLUORESCENT COLLECTING IN TOWN  —  GOULDING-KEENE MINE DUMP at SHIPPING DEPOT

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FRIDAY   –   9/29   –   MEET AT BANCROFT MOTOR INN   < 9:00 AM >   –   LEAVE FOR FIELD TRIPS

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1.  FREE BREAKFAST   –   MUSCLOW QUARTZ XL.  ROADCUT   –  ?? McCORMACK PERISTERITE MINE ??

2. MCDONALD MINE – SMOKY QUARTZ, FELDSPAR, ELLSWORTHITE & CYRTOLITE  (Ra)–PHOTOGRAPHY

3. ACTINOLITE ROAD CUTS – NATIONAL GRAPHITE MINE ROAD — 2 LOCATIONS — CRYSTALS IN CALCITE

4.  GUTZ FARM BLACK/BRONZE STAR SAPPHIRE MINE, MICA, QUARTZ   ( $2/EA )   –   PHOTOGRAPHY

5.  CANADIAN BERYLLIUM MINE   –   BERYL, ROSE QUARTZ, AMAZONITE, LYNDOCITE (Ra) ( $4+/EA )

6.  FRIDAY NIGHT IN BANCROFT  –  McDONALDS  –  DAIRY QUEEN  –  ROCK SHOPS  —  ???  WHAT FUN  ???

7.  LATE-NIGHT-YORK RIVER MINES – SPOOKY FLUORESCENT MINERAL HUNTING USING BLACK LIGHTS

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SATURDAY   –   9/30   –   MEET AT BANCROFT MOTOR INN  < 9:00 AM >     –   LEAVE FOR FIELD TRIPS

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WE WILL TRY TO LEAVE BANCROFT AREA IN EARLY AFTERNOON   –   PACK UP ROOMS IN MORNING

1.  FREE BREAKFAST  –  BANCROFT MINERAL MUSEUM/FARMER’S MARKET  –  WINNIES’ ROCK SHOP

2.  YORK RIVER WATERFALL  –  BLUE SAPPHIRES  –  GOOD PICTURES HERE  –  BRING YOUR CAMERA

3.  YORK RIVER SCARN ZONE – BLUE CALCITE,  HESSONITE GARNET, DIOPSIDE,  VESUVIANITE,  SPINEL

4.  PRINCESS MINE ROCK SHOP   –   SODALITE,  ROSE QUARTZ   –   COLLECT ROCK YARD ( $1.50/LB )

  1. CARDIFF HILL ROADCUT – PRETTY ORANGE CALCITE,  BLUE APATITE,  TREMOLITE,  URANINITE (Ra)

 

—–à  BELOW ARE SOME POSSIBLE  COLLECTING LOCATIONS  (AS TIME PERMITS)  ß—–

6.  SILVER CRATER MINE   –   PHILOGOPITE MICA,  CALCITE,  APATITE,  HORNBLENDE,  BETAFITE  (Ra)

7.  RICHARDSON/DWYER MINE   –   FLUORITE,  CALCITE,  APATITE,  URANINITE (Ra),  HORNBLENDE.

8.  TORY HILL   –   APATITE,  HORNBLENDE,  ORTHOCLASE  — FLUORICHTERITE  & BIOTITE Xl LOCATION

9.  GRANITE WATER FALLS AT BURLEIGH FALLS   –   STORE & LUNCH   –   BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY!!

10.  CURVED LAKE RESERVATION INDIAN ART GALLERY   –   GOOD SHOPPING  < CLOSES AT 5:00 PM >

11.  LAKEFIELD QUARRY   –   ORDOVICAN TRENTON FOSSIL LIMESTONE   –   TRILOBITES, CRINOIDS

12. PETERBOROUGH QUALITY INN – DINNER PIZZA HUT –<$79C$ > (1-800-877-316-9949)#2573147 MCC

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 SUNDAY   10/1 –   LEAVE PETERBOROUGH  < 9:30 AM >  TRAVEL HOME AND TOUR TORONTO MUSEUMS

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1.  BREAKFAST ($4.00) – (at) QUALITY INN  < 8:30 AM > – HEAD FOR TORONTO & THEN HOME  < 9:30 AM >

  1. FLEA MARKETS – LAKEFIELD, PETERBOROUGH, COURTICE, PICKERING – SHOPPING ON YONGE ST.
  2. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM ON AVENUE BLVD.  (or)  TORONTO SCIENCE CENTER  —- MUSEUM SHOPS

4.  RETURN HOME LATE EVENING  –  TOTAL MILES FROM BANCROFT IS ABOUT 370  < 6 ½ to  7 ½ + Hr. >

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