April 15th 2023 Field Trip To Biggs Oregon for Biggs Jasper/Agate

On April 15th 2023, we have scheduled a trip on private property near Rufus, Oregon for Biggs Jasper/Agate.  This trip will be led by the owner of Sherman County Rocks rock shop and we need to pay by the pound for what we collect/keep.  $5/pound for Beers Mtn jasper and $2/pound for China Hollow jasper.  There are 7 different kinds of jasper/agate on his property.  We leave at 8:30 AM from his rock shop, so you’ll either need to be on the road very early that morning, or drive down on Friday and get a hotel room or camp site.  More details will be sent out to my Field Trips distribution list as we get closer, but if you’re interested, let me know, and make your own arrangements.

The idea here is to make a full weekend trip into central OR and WA, Saturday being spent in north/central OR for Biggs Jasper and Sunday at Saddle Mtn.

Roger Danneman CMS (roger.danneman@gmail.com  425-228-8781 or cell 425-757-3506 

 

Updated: April 21, 2023 — 8:24 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile Our Gem Show is on June 29th and 30th, with set-up on June 28th. Roger is looking for volunteers, so be prepared to help when he calls or emails you. We need a volunteer to ensure all the signs we need inside the venue are made and printed. We also need a volunteer to order street signs for our new location, place them before the show, and take them down. Then I am looking for a volunteer to take charge of the club sales table and set up the sales table. We need

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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