Raft River Rockhounds plan Treasures from the Earth event

The event will be held at the Wells Gray Infocenter from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on July 20

On July 20, the Raft River Rockhounds will present Treasures from the Earth, a family fun day with something for everyone.

The event will be held at the Wells Gray Infocenter from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Smokie barbeque and pop with all the trimmings will be available. There will be displays and an identification corner for those people who have found stones and are not sure what they are. There will be demonstrations on metal detectors, gold panning and more. Rock-talk with Elmer, who has been a prospector his whole life. Other activities will include a silent auction, vendors, and exciting children’s activities such as sand painting, rock painting, dig your dinosaur egg and our own gemstone mine.

Memberships will be on sale – single or family. First, let us define what a rock hound is. A rock hound is someone that makes a hobby of collecting rocks and/or mineral specimens from the earth.

Get involved with the Raft River Rockhounds. Being in a group of people who are into rock hounding will be a source of great motivation. We will help you collect and identify rocks, fossils, minerals, gold panning, social gatherings and show you where to find more, and provide field-trips where you can all find them together.

Rock hounding suddenly becomes much better when you find others who can appreciate and admire your finds. Rockhounding is healthy for the body and spirit, since you have to get outside and walk around. You will be getting great exercise.

It works well in groups so your family or friends can all get involved. Kids seem to have a natural affinity to dirt and digging in dirt. Not only do you have the opportunity to find nature’s awesome treasures but also you get the health and social benefits as a side effect.

 

For more information or to book a table at our event, please call Fay McCracken 250-674-2700 or email: raftriverrockhounds@gmail.com