SVGMS Field Trips

The club arranges several official field trips per year for members to go collect rocks from interesting and varied locales around the region. Other types of field trips are also scheduled, including educational destinations such as the JMU Mineral Museum.

There is no better way to become more engaged with the appeal of rocks and minerals than to go experience them in their native environment!

Click on the links below for slide shows for some of the club’s recent field trip destinations.

SVGMS Field Trip - Burnsville VA 2017

SVGMS Field Trip - Danville KY 2017

SVGMS Field Trip - JMU Mineral Museum & Geology Lab 2016

SVGMS Field Trip - Willis Mountain 2013

SVGMS Field Trip - Virginia Museum of Natural History

SVGMS Field Trip - Willis Mountain 2011

SVGMS Field Trip - US Silica Quarry

SVGMS Field Trip - Vulcan Quarry

SVGMS Field Trip - Dixie Mine

SVGMS Field Trip - American Rutile

SVGMS Field Trip - JMU Mineral Museum & Geology Lab 2013

If you would like to visit rockhounding and educational destinations like this with the club, join now! Details on how to join are

Suggest a Field Trip!

If you know of a rockhounding destination in our area that we should visit or have contacts with organizations who would support a club trip to their location, please contact the Field Trip Coordinator using the email link on this page.
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