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Author Topic: Manitoba treasure hunting, gold prospecting  (Read 14800 times)

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Offline StevieD511

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Manitoba treasure hunting, gold prospecting
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:54:36 AM »
  Is anyone familiar with prospecting or treasure hunting in Manitoba? I am located in Winnipeg and have not heard of any clubs for this recreation.

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Re: Manitoba treasure hunting, gold prospecting
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 10:46:36 AM »
Manitoba has a few metal detector clubs, and rock hound groups.

Mineral Society of Manitoba
c/o The Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2
Contact: George Green
Tel.: (204) 489-8495

Rock of Ages Lapidary Club
142-505 Chalmers Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2L 0G4
Contact: Francis Jay
Tel.: (204) 633-8957

The Winnipeg Rock & Mineral Club
c/o 23 Amundsen Bay
Winnipeg, MB R3K 0V1
Web site: The Winnipeg Rock & Mineral Club, Winnipeg, Canada


for mining make sure to check out the mining expo at the forks each year.

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Re: Manitoba treasure hunting, gold prospecting
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 08:58:47 AM »
Just some info on the 3 clubs. I belong to the Mineral Society of Manitoba (MSM), and The Winnipeg Rock & Mineral Club. the other Rock of Ages Lapidary Club is for retirees only, and you have to be in your 60's or 70's to join, I can't remember the exact age, they told me when I inquired about joining.

The most active and well organized is the MSM, but all the clubs talk to each other, go on field trips together, and several people are members of multiple clubs like me.
Licking rocks and looking for color.