Each year we take one major trip and some smaller ones. Below is a list of upcoming Field Trips & Travel. If you would like to suggest a location to take a field trip to, please let a board member know. Remember, in order to attend any field trips, digging or not, you must be a current member in good standing.

**We are currently looking for additional field trip committee members. This position would find and plan trips for the club. For more info, see a board member.


KGMS members in good standing (dues must be paid) can participate in collecting field trips.
Rules:

• If you aren't a KGMS member, you can become one ahead of time or the day of the event.

Standard safety equipment required (hardhats, steel toe boots, safety vests, safety glasses)

• Be on time for escorted field trips. If you are late, you will not be allowed on the trip
• Some field trips may have additional rules (e.g. mines)

Please feel free to contact Kim with any questions

 


Upcoming Field Trips:

Byholt Quarry, Schoolcraft, MI

Oct 7, 2023 (Saturday) (rain day Oct 14)  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society
Please email kgmsfieldtrip@gmail.com  to let Kim know if you plan to attend

LOCATION: Byholt Quarry, 11360 South 4th Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087

Google Maps  https://web.archive.org/web/20201202024136/https://www.google.com/maps/place/Byholt+Gravel/@42.155016,-85.7272244,17.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb279d35d93c93bba!8m2!3d42.1550446!4d-85.7259908

COST: $5 for individuals, $7 for families

WHAT YOU WILL FIND: Petoskey Stone, Septaria, Pudding Stone, glacial rocks

DRESS CODE: Long pants, sturdy boots, hard hats and high visibility vests are required for this field trip. 

LODGING: Day trip. should not be needed

OTHER NOTES: The pit may be operational that day so please arrive no more than 15 minutes early, if possible. Park on the side of the road at the gate and wait for directions.