Introductory Prospecting Course!!

I see it’s that time again!!  If you are remotely interested in prospecting or have a passion for rock hounding I strongly recommend signing up for the course.  It is worth every penny and much more, you will not be disappointed.

There is so much information that I am tempted to take it again.  Starting to get prospecting fever as the snow starts to melt away!  Here’s the registration form CourseRegForm-Apr May 2012

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Lands, Minerals and Petroleum Resources will be holding an introductory level prospecting course in FREDERICTON, NB.  The course will run over two weekend sessions (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday). Registration is on a first come – first serve basis.  A registration fee of $50.00 will be required to confirm enrollment. Maximum class size is sixteen participants, and the minimum is ten.

WHERE: 1350 Regent Street – Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex
Ranger School – Room 224,  Fredericton, NB
WHEN: Two Weekends:  April 27, 28 , 29 and May 4, 5, 6, 2012
TIMES: Friday night: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 9am-7pm; Sunday: 9am-4pm

Course modules

  • Basic prospecting and the mining cycle
  • Field gear and safety procedures
  • Orienteering: topographic maps, air photos, compass and GPS
  • Elements, minerals and mineral families
  • Rock types, geological maps and lexicon
  • Glacial deposits & landforms
  • Mineral deposits & landforms
  • Selecting an area to prospect
  • Map staking (E-claims)
  • Sampling media, methods and protocols
  • Analytical labs, methods and protocols
  • Promotion and prospecting grants

Course participants are responsible for providing their own meals and overnight accommodations. Coffee breaks will be provided.    Residence rooms at the Forestry Complex are available at the following rates: Daily: Single occupancy = $35.00 per night + 13% HST / Double occupancy = $25.00 per person/night + 13% HST  PLEASE NOTE: For all Torunski Hall residence requests, please contact Loretta Phillips at the Maritime College of Forest Technology at 458-0643.

You should bring a pocket knife, hiking boots and weather-appropriate clothing as the instructors will try to incorporate a small field trip (weather permitting) at some time during the course.

You may register at:

DNR Geological Surveys Office – Bathurst                         DNR Geological Surveys Office – Sussex                       495 Riverside Drive                                                                207 Picadilly Road
Tel: 547-2070; FAX: 547-7694                                              Tel: 432-2010; FAX: 432-2060

DNR Geological Surveys Office – Fredericton
1350 Regent Street
Tel: 453-2206; FAX: 453-3671

About kevgo

Living in Fredericton, NB and venturing into the hills when able. So many hobbies and so little time, all sports, metal detecting, rock hounding, prospecting, computer 'stuff' and family round out my days.
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