Closure of clinic a huge loss The opal beds were originally staked by John Shelford in the early '80s and later turned into a reserve staking area for the public to try their luck at rockhounding. The mountain pine beetle has had an impact on the area and killed most of the trees in the trail system. Turn left on Highway 35 immediately past shopping centre and drive 1. Turn right and drive up the hill for metres. Turn right on to a dirt road and follow this for 3. Turn left on to Guyishton Road.
Amateur geologists will love the John Shelford Opal Beds | Prince George Citizen
Collecting[ edit ] The first amateur geologists were prospectors looking for valuable minerals and gemstones for commercial purposes. Eventually, however, more people have been drawn to amateur geology for recreational purposes, mainly for the beauty that rocks and minerals provide. One reason for the rise in popularity of amateur geology is that a collection can begin by simply picking up a rock. There are also many clubs and groups that search for specimens and compare them in groups as a hobby. Information on where to find such groups can be found at libraries, bookstores, and "gem and mineral shows". Tourist information centers and small-town chambers of commerce can also supply valuable local information. The Internet can also be a useful search tool as it can help find other amateur geologists.
Amateur geologists will love the John Shelford Opal Beds
Red Rock Canyon is an area of worldwide geologic interest. Many experienced and amateur geologists alike who visit Red Rock are amazed by the rock formations, natural beauty, and the vivid colors of the rocks. We invite you to explore and view the geological features that make this area unique.