August Field Trip – August 26-27, 2017 WA Mineral Council’s Annual Camp Out

August Field Trip: August 26 – 27, 2017

This WA Mineral Council’s Annual Camp Out in the Greenwater area. You can go camping for the weekend or just meet us on Saturday or/and Sunday for a single day of rock hunting. Everyone is welcome and you DO NOT need to participate in the camping portion. You can meet us at the Ranger Station on the day most convenient for you. If you do enjoy camping then please join us for a great time with fellow rockhounders, their families, friends and a chance to talk all you want about rocks.

We will be looking for agates, jaspers, opal and petrified wood.

Tools needed are gloves, sturdy shoes, drinking water, dig and lite hand tools plus a backpack or bucket to haul your treasures in. If you are planning on spending the entire weekend camping you will need all your camping gear and food.

Tony Johnson is our Field Guide and you can call him if you have any questions. 253-863-9238

Meet both Saturday and Sunday at the Enumclaw Ranger Station parking lot. 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw 98022. The group leaves promptly at 9 am. So don’t be late!

Updated: January 7, 2018 — 9:08 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch Thanks to Zach Pratt’s efforts, our general meetings are on YouTube. Our show plans are well underway. The booth spaces are almost sold out. We need a load of volunteers for this event. James will have a sign-up sheet listing the positions he needs help on at the meeting. So be prepared to step up and volunteer. The show will be held at the Green River College gym on August 20 & 21, 2022. Need Another Volunteer Now I am looking for someone to volunteer to take pictures (with

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Our member Zach Pratt belongs to the Black Diamond Historical Society. He will be giving a historical presentation on the Green River and what can be found along the river. Show ‘n Tell: Something you have collected from a river, stream, or beach.    

  • Please note we have changed the month and day of our annual picnic. We had to change the month because our show is in August this year. We changed the weekday in order to accommodate our members that attend religious services. Our potluck picnic and club auction are being held on Saturday, July 9th at the Lake Wildnerness Arboretum. Setup is at 11 am and lunch is at noon. We ask you to bring a main dish, side dish, rolls, drinks, or dessert for the potluck. If you are unable to bring a food item that’s ok too. We would rather have you join us than not see you at all! The Arboretum is kind enough to provide a beautiful shaded area with picnic tables. There is also plenty of free parking. This is a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and engage in some “rock talk.” At the auction, you can always pick up some great bargains. The Young Tumblers can spend the “Rock Bucks” that they have collected on auction items they would like. Everyone comes out a winner. These club auctions help cover the costs of running the club and to keep our dues low. If you would like to donate something to the auction we would really appreciate it.   Afterward, if it’s a warm day you can go swimming at Lake Wilderness, stroll through the beautiful park or take the kids to the play area.  

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