Friday, May 29, 2009

Rock Hounding Tour opportunity in Haliburton County

For the Rock Hound's out there check out
Greenmantle Farm is located just off the Essonville Line in Wilberforce, Ontario. Owned by Mark and Sandra Bramham, the property is home to a notable occurrence of the rare mineral fluorrichterite (pictured above) as well as other minerals including apatite, hornblende, tremolite, actinolite, orthoclase and quartz. The Greenmantle Farm Mineral Occurrence has never been disturbed by modern man, and there is even evidence to suggest that the site was never touched by native North Americans. This combination of rarity and the undisturbed state of the mineral occurrence provides a great opportunity for those wishing to view the site.

The Bramham's offer guided eco-tours (sorry, cameras only) of their mineral occurrence. For more information, please call at 1.705.448.3948 or e-mail them at

Greenmantle Farm is located at 1984, County Road 4 (Essonville Line). 4.8km east from HWY 118E (121) and 3km west from Loop Road (648) in Wilberforce.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MNR patrol aircraft in Algonquin Park

you can tell summer is on the way when the MNR postion their Beaver Aircraft back on smoke lake,Algonquin Park, not only is it used for search & rescue but also to re position the rangers around the park.
it is common to see the plane land on a romote lake to drop off a ranger with his canoe.