List of Past Event

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2018 Events

Annual Tailgate event (rocks, slabs, cabs & more) September 8 at Peavey Mart parking lot, 33 Southgate Blvd S, Lethbridge (along Mayor Magrath Drive)

May Daze (May 18-20) was hosted by the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club this year

58th CRLC Gem, Mineral and Fossil show May 4-6 (crlc.ca/show)

Display at Silver Cove Rock and Gem show (http://www.silvercove.biz/index.html) March 8-11, at the Sandman on Mayor Magrath Drive South

2017 Events

Field trip to collect ammonites, September 30, Saturday- Led by Brett Jensen

Field trip to Crowsnest Pass, September 23, Saturday- Led by Karen Patching

Saturday September 9th, Tailgate Sale at Peavey Mart, 33 Southgate Blvd, along Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge

The Club had a display at the Lethbridge Gem & Mineral Show, June 9-11,  Exhibition Park 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, https://xpopress.com/show/profile/859/lethbridge-gem-mineral-show

May 19-21 - May Daze held in Lethbridge and area [download the poster] & [Schedule]

March 2-5, 2017. The club had a display at Lethbridge Gem and Mineral Show presented by Silver Cover, Italian Canadian Club - 1511 St Edward Blvd North

2016 Events / Trip

September 17, Annual Tailgate Sale, Southgate Blvd. Lethbridge (Peavey Mart Parking Lot)

Several members took in the Edmonton tumble wood lapidary club auction [sample items]

May 20-22, May Daze in Lacombe Alberta

May 7, Field trip to Grassy Lake to look for Amber

June 3, Summer picnic at the Coalhurst Miners Picnic Grounds at 5:00 p.m.

May 20-22, May Daze in Lacombe Alberta

April 29, Trip to the Calgary Rock, Gem and Fossil Show

April 16, Annual Rockounds Jewelry Sale

March 2, Guest speaker was Belinda Crowson, Museum Educator at the Galt Museum, her presentation was on the history of underground activity (including coal mining) in Lethbridge

2015 Events / Trip

June 5th Annual BBQ/Picnic at Coalhurst Miners Memorial Park.

May 6th Guest speaker for meeting was Dr. Hester Jiskoot Glaciologist & Physical Geographer [Poster]

May 2nd Trip to the Calgary Rock, Gem and Fossil Show for members. Bus leaves at 7:00 am sharp from Lethbridge College by Cousin's Building [$20  per member]

April 25th Field trip to Grassy Lake to look for amber. Meet 8:00 at club house.

2014 Events / Trips

September 6th Tailgate Sale at the Pevey Mart Parking Lot - Mayor Magrath Drive South 10:00am to 3:00pm

June 11 Picnic at the Research Station Picnic Grounds, meet at 5:30

May 3rd Calgary Rock & Gem show. Bus leaves Lethbridge College at 7:00 am

 

2013 Events / Trips

November 23rd Jewelery Sale 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. One of a kind hand made jewelery

September 14th - Tailgate Sale at Peavy Mart parking lot 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Setup 9:00 - 10:00). Vender cost is $5.00. For sale rocks, slabs, books, jewelery, lapidary equipment & supplies.

August 17th - Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Heritage Museum, Warner AB. Take the main exit to Warner off of Hwy 4, cross the train tracks and turn at the first Left. Museum admission: $4.00   Museum and Site admission: $10.00. Museum opens at 9:00am and Site Tour is at 10:00am which lasts approximately 2 hrs.

August 10th - Coulee overlooking the Oldman River Field Trip. Leaving at 8:00am from our Clubhouse.  We will car pool with 4x4's.  Involves steep climb to collect fossils such as teeth, scales, vertebrae, etc. LUNCH REQUIRED. Field trip will be weather permitting to avoid muddy conditions.

July 20th - Grassy Lake Field Trip.  Leaving at 8:00am from our Clubhouse  .We will be car pooling to site to search for amber.  LUNCH REQUIRED

June 19th - BBQ Picnic at 5:30pm we will be at the Elk's Picnic Shelter in Indian Battle Park. Bring a salad, dessert, or other side dish.

June 13th - Korite Mine Tour.  Leaving at 10:00am from The Home Depot S.E. parking lot.  We will car pool to the mine with a short walk to the dig site.

June 1st The Forks Coulee Field Trip (near Bow Island). Leave at 8:00 am from Clubhouse. Car pooling. Bring lunch.

May 17th to 19th May Daze Elnora Alberta, Annual AFRC (Alberta Federation of Rockcubs) annual meeting - Field trips, Auction, Tailgate

May 7th Bus trip to Calgary Rock & Gem Show, Saturday, leave Lethbridge at 7:00 a.m. from Lethbridge College

2012 Events / Trips

September 15th Annual Tailgate Sale at Peavey Mart parking lot

August 10th  Chert site hike Hike, Steep 1/4 mile subalpine hike to collect good quality red chert.  Photo opportunities.

August 4th Grassy Lake to collect Amber, short hike, don't forget hat & water

July 14th Stromatolife Hike  or  Frank Slide Interpretive Center Tour, Steep 1/4 mile subalpine hike to collect good quality red chert.  Photo opportunities.

June 23rd Bow Island River Forks Field trip ( meet 8:00am Sears north parking lot), good fossil hunting area; easy hike with photo opportunities

June 6th Southern Alberta Rockhounds Picnic BBQ, Elk's Picnic Shelter at Indian Battle Park

May 26th Collecting trip north of Lethbridge on the Oldman River - Coulee exposure site

May 18th to 20th May Daze Medicine Hat Alberta, Annual AFRC (Alberta Federation of Rockcubs) annual meeting - Field trips, Auction, Tailgate

May 7th Bus trip to Calgary Rock & Gem Show, Saturday, leave Lethbridge at 7:00 a.m. from Lethbridge College

February 24th: Field trip to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, leave Lethbridge at 7:00 a.m.

March 7th: Visit Josee's Hand Made Imports after regular meeting

April 4th: Video on Fossil wood after regular meeting

May 2nd: Tour of Jade Stone (1104-2nd Ave. S. Lethbridge) after regular meeting

May 5th: Calgary Rock Show,bus laeves the college at 7:00 am, $10.00 deposit required

 

2011 Events / Trips

Rockhounds Christmas Dinner, at Luigui's Restaurant, Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, December 7th, Meet at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00, $22.00 per person

 The annual tail gate is on September 17th at the Peavy Mart parking lot on Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge

The 1st Fall meeting is on September 7th at the Hungarian Club (downstairs - use the side entrance)

Bus trip to Calgary Rock & Gem Show, Saturday May 7th, leave Lethbridge at 7:00 a.m. from Lethbridge College

May Daze May 20-22, The Southern Alberta Rockhounds hosted the Alberta Federation of Rock Clubs (AFRC) annual get-together

The  Southern Alberta Rockhounds had a showcase this summer at the Lethbridge Public Library

June 1 Meeting is a BBQ at the Elk's Picnic Shelter

2010 Events / Trips

May 1&2: Calgary Rock & Lapidary Club Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (West Hillhurst Arena, 1940-6 Ave. N.W., Calgary, Alberta)

May: May Daze at Lacombe, Alberta May 21-23

Field Trip: Blairemore Mine, Frank Slide (Turtle Mountain) Interpretive Centre, & Three Rivers Rock & Fossil Museum

September 11: Tailgate event on Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Peavey Mart Parking lot located at 3010 32 Street South, Lethbridge

2009 Events / Trips

May 1&2: Calgary Rock & Lapidary Club Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (West Hillhurst Arena, 1940-6 Ave. N.W., Calgary, Alberta)

May: May Daze at

June 13: Etzikom Windmill Museum, Manyberries Badlands & Grassy Lake Coal Mine

2008 Trips

May 1&2: Calgary Rock & Lapidary Club Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (West Hillhurst Arena, 1940-6 Ave. N.W., Calgary, Alberta)

May16-18: May Daze at Medicine Hat (Seven Persons community hall)