CMS April 24th 2021 Field Trip To Saddle Mtn (petrified wood)

On April 24th 2021, we will be going to Saddle Mountain for Petrified Wood.
Meet at the Shell Station 9:45, 723 Government Road, Mattawa, WA 99349.

Rest room tip – Lepricon Grocery prior to arriving at the Shell station.

Group will leave promptly from Shell Station at 10:00 AM.

From Renton, it’s approx. a 3 hr drive (155 miles).

Petrified Wood – Bring digging and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. Bring a jacket because if it’s windy it can get chilly. The road can be rough going up to the dig sites.  SUV or high clearance vehicle recommended.

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

 

Updated: May 8, 2021 — 6:34 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . I am so looking forward to Maple Valley Days at Lake Wilderness. It is going to be such a fun event. I still need 1 more volunteer for our club booth on Sunday morning, October 10th. Please contact me asap if you would like to volunteer. The club still needs rocks for the spinning wheel at this event. Please let me know if you have some and I can arrange to pick them up. Mike and I will also be selling at this event. If you should attend the

Meeting Announcements

  • We need to get our lapidary shop winterized. We are having a volunteer work party on Saturday, October 23rd, at 10:30 am. Contact Diana Horsfall for the address and further details. Her info is in the Tumbler.    

  • Dr. Russell Calvin Boggs will be speaking at our meeting. He is the founder and curator of the North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute and Museum. Dr. Boggs will talk about the minerals of the Golden Horn Batholith at Washington Pass (Highway 20) in the North Cascades. He will also give a brief talk on the plans for the North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute. The North Cascades Mineralogical Research Institute and Museum is a non-profit corporation to promote mineralogical research, operate a mineralogical research lab (XRD, petrographic microscope, and Electron Microprobe), and operate a mineralogical museum primarily related to the Pacific Northwest. Mark your calendars and plan on attending. I would like to give him a warm welcome as he will be traveling from Marblemount during peak traffic time to speak to us. Show ‘n Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil you have in your collection from Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.

  • Time is Running Out – Lower Dues for 2021 2021 club membership dues is $15 for a family or individual! The Board has approved a temporary reduction in our dues for 2021 only to $15 per family or individual. As of October our dues will go back up to $25 per family or individual. Our club is resuming in person general meetings on June 10th. Our general meetings are held on the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 7 pm. From our website you can use a credit card to renew your membership. You can also mail a check to CMS, c/o Charles Benedict, 25838 W. Lake Wilderness Dr. SE, Maple Valley WA 98038.

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