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Rock Hound Fossil Hunt

Sat June 8

Rock hound

Saturday, June 8, 10 AM – 4 PM, Rain or Shine

Our Vineyard is situated on a ridge above Half Moon Bay and was once part of an ancient lakebed. Every spring the earth reveals huge limestone plates and smaller rocks encrusted with fossils. We invite you to walk the vineyard and climb the rock piles. If you can carry it, you can take it home. Your finds will be analyzed by County collector, Alf Newnham. Alf is a member of various rock and mineral clubs and has led field trips to many sites in Canada. He has an impressive collection of fossils and gems including Amethyst, Diamonds and Cordite and he is happy to share his knowledge with you. Children of all ages are welcome. If under 16 years of age, they must be accompanied by an adult.

Throughout the day, there will be a display of rocks, gems and fossils, many found along the County’s south shore. There will also be market vendors selling hand-crafted jewelry, fossil and gem specimens.

Don’t forget your tools, gloves and safety glasses and be sure to bring a pail or bag for your collections. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase lunch from the winery Nibble Menu. Our wines are available by the glass.

Event Address: Half Moon Bay Winery, 3271 County Rd. 13, Milford
Admission: by donation to Nature Matters! and PEPtBO
Amenities: parking, picnic area, washroom (composting toilet), dogs on leash allowed
Website: www.hmbwinery.ca
Contact: [email protected]
Notes: bring tools, safety glasses and shoes for uneven walking areas

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Half Moon Bay Winery
3271 County Rd. 13
Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada
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