2019 - WINTER FIELD TRIPS
No Hip Boots or Hard Hats Required!
Everyone is welcome to participate in these trips, but newer members are especially encouraged to see these member collections. Tulip City Gem & Mineral is joining with the White River Mineral Club for these events.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 am, visit the home of Jodi & Steve Miller to see their collections and work space. Club members have been to their home on previous occasions but the Millers and their collection will be moving to South Carolina shortly. Address: 4420 Oak Hollow Court, Hamilton. Take M-40 to 132nd Ave, then east to 44th St, then south to Oak Hollow.
11:30 am Depart the Miller’s to have a group lunch at the Blue Goose in Fennville, 210 E. Main.
1:00 pm, visit the home of Bob & Julia Sherwood to see examples of the kind of rocks, minerals and fossils you might find on outdoor field trips this year. Address: 966 Lake Street, South Haven. Take I-196 to Exit 26, take Pullman Road west toward Lake Michigan to the stop at Blue Star, go north to the first street on the left, Lake Street. Park in marked driveways.
February 23, 2019
9:30 – 11:30 am, GVSU Geology Department Visit Peter Riemersma and Greg Wilson will be our guides to the mineral, rock and fossil collections, Department classrooms and special labs. Hear a few students tell what they are working on or have completed. Address: Google www.gvsu.edu/maps, then go to Allendale Campus. Park in Lot G or D. Parking rules are less strict on Saturday, so it is OK to park in a faculty Lot. The Geology Department is in Padnos Hall (PAD). There will be signage to the Geology Department once you are at the building. There will be some copies of the campus map available at the Jan. 30 General Meeting.
Collecting Quartz Crystals in Arkansas
Agate at Sabbath Canyon, Utah
"Cherry picking" Obsidian, Utah
Tulip City Club joined by members of Ft. Wayne and Central Michigan clubs - 6 week field trip from West through Prairie States
Multi club field trip through South Dakota
Collecting Blue Calcite at a quarry in
upstate New York
In May, 1973 several club members went on a trip in a motorhome to Thunder Bay, Ontario to collect at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine. Some of the members included Bob Sherwood, Norm Gibson, Dale and Karen Flowerday, and Bob and Marie Zigler.