I have recently developed a real interest in finding out about the rocks that I often pick up on our family outings so I decided to join gem club at Shantytown.
When an opportunity came up to go on a field trip to find interesting rocks in Ford Creek in Blackball, I dragged my family into it.
As part of the planning I contacted Mary who was in charge of the field trip and she kindly gave me a list of things to take. These were boots, day pack with water bottle, sun stuff, geology pick/hammer, camera, spare top etc. We didn't have a geology pick or hammer but she said that would be fine because other people who were going would have them for us to borrow.
On the day, thankfully it was very sunny day so mum wasn't to grumpy about going out to fossick for rocks. We packed up our afternoon tea treats and headed out to Blackball. My sister and I enjoyed digging around for rocks, my dad enjoyed playing with his camera taking photos and mum just enjoyed being out in the sunshine.
Here are some fascinating rocks I found, they have there names underneath. Also there is one that I am still trying to find out what it is. The quartz is a piece from a bigger sample I found but that we had fun breaking open to see if we could find a gold nugget inside. `There are some other photos as well that Dad took.