April 20th 2024 Field Trip To Biggs Junction, Oregon (Jasper, Agate)

On April 20th 2024, 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.  $2/pound for China Hollow jasper/agate piled at his shop.  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: February 2, 2024 — 9:19 am

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile .   .   .   .   . Planning for our Gem Show is well underway. I took on the position since no one volunteered to be the Show Coordinator. I am determined to keep our show from falling to the wayside because no one is interested in volunteering for the position. I give a lot of kudos to Mark Hohn for getting our show off the ground again in 2018. What Mark restarted is now a successful show every year and has grown year after year. Last year, Chris Vitellaro put together a great show

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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