Rockhounding is difficult due to legal and landowner issues. See this link for information on collecting ammonite shell, fossils and petrified wood in Alberta.
But still we try to plan one or two big trips per year, check the Calendar for upcoming trips.
Here are our proposed trips for 2020:
Glenbow museum mineral collection …Thursday, 6 February, 6:30
meet on mineral collection floor at the museum
wagon master/coordinator … Dave Gill. See photos from this trip here.
Ice Caves area, limestone fossils, bring your camera … Spring 2020
exact date, further details, to be announced
Sodalite … west of Field, B.C. …. June/July 2020
further details to be announced
wagonmaster … Erik Gregson
Other options for field trips include the Alberta Federation of Rock Clubs (AFRC)’s annual May Daze held at a different Alberta location every May long weekend. The Silver Cove rocks shops typically organize field trips too.
You can also check out CRLC’s Rockhounding North America guide and our Rockhounding Montana guide. The Traveller’s Guide to Geological Wonders of Alberta is also a good resource and can be found in the CRLC library. In 2017 we organized a trip to Quartzsite, Arizona for their annual show.
These are some of our favourite locations you might want to try on your own.