Creston prospectors hosting slide show

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Are you one of the those folks who are often curious about the neat rocks you may find or wonder why we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful and interesting area? Here is a chance to learn about the awesome geological processes that have occurred over the past hundreds of millions of years to shape our landscape and deposit the minerals that have been the impetus for the settlement of this area over the past 150 years.

The Creston Valley Prospectors and Lapidary Club is pleased to sponsor Ewan Webster, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth science, to give a presentation on the geology of the Creston area on Nov. 18. Webster is a post-graduate geology student at the University of Calgary who has spent the past two summers working in this area studying the geology for his doctoral thesis.

His presentation will give you a basic understanding of the science of geology and the geology of our area, discussing what the different types of rock are and how to recognize them, how rocks are formed, and the incredible forces in the Earth’s crust that created B.C.’s mountains, lakes and soils that are the foundation of our agriculture.

Webster will illustrate his talk with many slides. There will be a display of rocks and minerals, and he will be pleased to answer questions from the audience after the presentation. Bring your pet rock to get it identified.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Rotacrest Hall. Admis-sion is by donation.

— CRESTON VALLEY PROSPECTORS AND LAPIDARY CLUB