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 patience.  Water levels should be relatively low and we will dig in the stream or in the gravel exposures.  Boots (or waders or water socks) and dig tools.  There is a short hike involved, but it’s mostly flat hiking (about 1/3-1/2 mile).

Meet at the Shell Gas Station off of I-5, exit 63 (Hwy 505), to Toledo at 9:45.  At the end of the off-ramp, it’s to the right

and on the other side of the road.  Group leaves at 10:00.

 

Picture shows red jasper, carnelian agate, and coprolite (or siderite nodule) all collected by me last year on two trips.

Roger Danneman cell 425-757-3506 for more info.

 

 

 

 

Updated: August 11, 2018 — 9:40 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . I am busy with planning and writing the website to sell booth space for our 2020 Show. I am also the Bulletin Aids Chair for NFMS this year. It is the busiest time of the year for this position as I am in charge of all the NFMS contest submissions except websites. Thank goodness, this closes our shortly. FYI: There isno conflict of interest as I do not judge any of the entries from our club. Mike has threatened to tie my hands down in order for me not to

Meeting Announcements

  •   Meeting Topic: Our Field Trip Leader Roger Dennemen will talk about planned field trips for 2020. He will also have samples of the rocks, minerals and crystals that can be found.   Show ‘n Tell: What have you found on a field trip.   Hope to see everyone!  

  • 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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