March 11th 2023 Field Trip to Mt. Baker area (agate, dunite, gneiss, jasper, and jade)

On March 11th, 2023, we will be going to the Mt. Baker area for agate, dunite, gneiss, jasper, and jade. I’m thinking first to meet at Ol One Lane Bridge on the middle fork of the Nooksack River to collect Dunite, which is a “jade like” green rock.  It’s prevalent in the river rock and easy to collect.  (Note edited on Feb. 11: it was determined that the green rock is dunite and not diopside.  Primarily comprised of olivine.)

Then to move on to Swift Creek by Baker Lake for agate, gneiss, and possibly jasper and jade.

Details will be sent via e-mail to my distribution list 1 week prior to trip.

 

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

Updated: March 13, 2023 — 8:11 am

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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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