Upcoming Field Trip Details

Announced at this time:

lease refer to “SVGMS Field Trips News” document you received from the club secretary on 2/27/2017 for a description of the current status of field trips and details about upcoming trips.

If you are a club member with paid-up dues and you did not receive the “Field Trip News” document, please contact the secretary at loverocksandminerals@gmail.com or at a monthly meeting to correct this issue.

A copy of this document is linked

This will be the principle way information about field trips are distributed to members, so we want to insure everyone is correctly addressed.

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Field Trips - 2017
JMU Mineral Museum and Geology Lab Review - Another great Field Trip to JMU, Everyone has a great time! This has been a real treasure for SVGMS members over the years, sadly this was the LAST trip of its kind.

Dr. Lance Kearns (host and Dean of Geology) will be retiring this year. He will still stay on at the museum's curator.

Lexington KY - this will be an Extended Field Trip sponsored by SVGMS. So far, there are l6 SVGMS members who are going on this trip.

There is still a few rooms available at the block rate, but I need to hear from you asap. I cannot guarantee the block rate to the hotel after the quota is filled.

Please contact me at: livingearthtreasures@gmail.com and put KY field trip in the memo.

Trip Dates: April 20 - 23, 2917. This is a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Other SVGMS Field Trips for 2017:

- Rose River, Syria VA

- Virginia Department of Minerals, Mining and Energy, Charlottesville, VA

- U.S. Silica Mine, Montpellier, VA

- Backyard Field Trip - George Washington National Forest Area June or July

WEATHER: Weather plays an important factor in all field trips. If the weather creates an increase in hazardous conditions of any field trip, the trip will be canceled due to safety concerns.

Stay informed,

Wayne Peterson
Field Trip Coordinator