GEOLOGY OF THE PLACERITA GOLD
AND THE PICO CANYON OIL FIELD
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
BUENA VISTA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Dec. 5, 2009
This investigates the graphite vein deposits and Howlite borate deposits at Tick Canyon, and the
Tropico Gold mine near Rosemond, and the history of the Placerita and Pico Canyon Oil Fields.
We also investigate Placerita, the site of the first gold discovery in Spanish California (no, it was
NOT at Sutter’s Mill!).
7:00 AM Leave Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, BVMNH, 2018 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA
9:30 AM Chevron Station, Magic Mountain Parkway (near entrance to Magic Mountain amusement park)
10:00 AM Placerita State Park
12:00 PM Placerita Oil Fielld
2:00 PM Tick Canyon Howlight
3:00 PM Tropico Gold Mine
5:00 PM Return to Bakersfield
TO PAY FOR YOUR RESERVATIONS
If you have any questions about registering for a field trip, contact Gregg Wilkerson at 661-391-6081 or
contact the Museum directly at 661-324-6350. Prices vary for each trip depending on stops at museums
or other locations that charge admission. Generally, fees are $25.00 per vehicle per day.
For BMNH records, insurance coverage and coordination, please fill out the BVMNH registration form
below and return to, Gregg Wilkerson, 7005 Hooper Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308. You will be asked to
sign a "Hold Harmless" agreement before the field trip begins.
CALL FOR MOST RECENT DATES AND SCHEDULE. SOMETIMES WE NEED TO CHANGE FIELD
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Placerita and Pico Canyon Dec. 5, 2009
Field Trip Name Date bring a sack lunch and plenty of water
NOTE: WE NO LONGER OFFER MUSEUM VANS FOR THESE TRIPS DUE TO THEIR HIGH
COST AND LIBILITY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE VANS.