2017 Coming Events – New Zealand
May 20th – 21st North Shore Rockhounds Club Mini – Show, Milford Senior Citizens’Hall, Kitchener road, Milford.
July 8th – 9th Palmerston North Rock & Mineral Club Show, Community Leisure Centre, 569 Fergusson Street, Palmerston North.
October 5th – 8th North Shore Rockhounds Club hosting the 2017 National Show at the North Shore Events Centre, Silverfield and Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland.
October 14th – 15th Taranaki Lapidary & Mineral Club Show.
Venue details later.
In February last year, the club held a field trip onto the Rangitata River to look for agates. The finds were fairly minimal, but a nice day was had by all on the river.
In January 2014, our club members, John Taylor and Owen Swann discovered a huge log of fossil wood in the Canterbury foothills. The following photos show the effort it took to get it out. We estimate the weight to be about 400kg. Click on a thumbnail to view the full size picture.