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

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