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

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . I can’t believe summer has arrived. Our picnic is Sunday, August 11th at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley. Setup is 11 a.m. with potluck picnic lunch at 12 noon. We will have an auction following lunch. So mark your calendars now and plan on attending. The kids can use their “Rock Bucks” to buy any auction item. There will be no General Meeting in August. Jacquie Pattie provided refreshments for our meetings for 25 years. She retired in December 2017. It’s hard to thank her enough for such dedication to

Meeting Announcements

  • Lake Wilderness Arboretum Annual Picnic Potluck – Sunday, August 11th Setup 11 am. Potluck lunch served at 12 noon. If you attend church and are a little late  – that’s okay too. Mark your calendar now and plan on attending! It’s always so enjoyable visiting with each other outside of our club meetings. This is such a beautiful, relaxing location for our annual Club picnic. The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is so gracious to allow us to use this outstanding spot under the trees which includes picnic tables and parking. It’s a great family event. Afterwards the Lake is within an […]

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • 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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