Category: Past Field Trips

CMS Aug 11th 2018 Fieldtrip to Salmon Creek

Aug 11th 2018 – Salmon Creek for agate and jasper.   This locale is known for Carnelian agate and red/orange jasper.  Also what some folks believe are coprolites (Petrified Dino Poop – makes for interesting conversation anyway). There are 3 locations here that have yielded agate in the past, but it takes some digging and […]

CMS July 14th, 2018 Fieldtrip

July 14th 2018 – I decided since I’m going to miss the July 21st trip, and since this is such a good site for agate material, I’m going to lead a group there on July 14th.  This is the west side of Red Top mountain north of Cle Elum.   There is no hike involved, […]

CMS June 2018 Fieldtrip

June 9th 2018 – We are planning to go up to Government Meadows in the upper Greenwater area.  I know this is not the regular 3rd Sat. of the month trip, but this is again a joint venture with the Puyallup Valley Club and it sounds like Tony will be joining us with his expertise.  […]

CMS May 2018 Field Trip

May 19th, 2018 – Green Water Meet 8:45 AM at Enumclaw Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave. E, Enumclaw Group will leave promptly from the meeting point at 9:00 AM so don’t be late! From Renton, it’s about a 45 minute drive (30 miles) to Enumclaw. Green Water is further SE up Hwy 410. Agates and […]

CMS April 2018 Field Trip

April 21st, 2018 – Saddle Mountain Meet at the Shell Station, 723 Government Road, Mattawa, WA 99349 Group will leave promptly from the meeting point at 10:00 AM so don’t be late! From Renton, it’s approx. a 3 hr drive (155 miles). Petrified Wood – Bring digging and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. […]

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . I want to thank everyone that attended our Holiday Dinner. We had the best turnout since the club struck out on it’s own. 40 members, family and friends attended. We had a great selection of food. Best ever. Thank you to each one of you for making the dinner such a great success. I found out at our Holiday Dinner that some of our members are artistically talented beyond collecting rocks. If you have another talent besides collecting rocks please let me know. I found out John Cornell does beaded

Meeting Announcements

  • Meeting Topic: John Cornell, CMS Member, will be showing off his bead work. He does wall hangings of portraits, landscapes, still life, etc. out of beads. He will bring examples of partially completed and completed works. His work is presently on display at an art gallery in Greenwood.   Show ‘n Tell: Your favorite rock, mineral or lapidary item that you received or bought in 2019

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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