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: January 12, 2023 — 2:04 pm

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  • From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch Our February was another good meeting. Almost 40 members attended, most of which displayed what they make or collect. It was interesting to see everyone’s interests. Plus, I always enjoy these types of meetings as we have the opportunity to talk and visit one another. We missed our three Young Tumblers, Mason, Bentley, and Jude. I hope we see you at our April meeting, where we have fluorescent rocks and minerals and anything else we can find that change color under black light. We scheduled this meeting as the

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  • General Meeting – Thursday, April 13th This meeting has been planned for April because the Kent, Renton, and Covington School Districts are on spring break, so all our Young Tumblers plan on attending this fun meeting as there is no school the next day. Bring your friends too. Topic: Fluorescent Rocks!! Not all rocks are what they seem. We have all heard about shapeshifters in sci-fi movies. How about very real color shifters? The club will have a collection of fluorescent rocks for everyone to see. It is interesting to see the different colors rocks become under short or long-wave UV lights. We will then examine members’ rocks and see what happens under UV light. Show ‘n Tell: Bring your rocks, and we will see if they change colors too. This is a fun meeting, so gather up your rocks that you suspect might be fluorescent and bring them to the meeting!!

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