CMS May 2018 Field Trip

May 19th, 2018 – Green Water

Meet 8:45 AM at Enumclaw Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave. E, Enumclaw

Group will leave promptly from the meeting point at 9:00 AM so don’t be late!

From Renton, it’s about a 45 minute drive (30 miles) to Enumclaw. Green Water is further SE up Hwy 410.

Agates and Jasper – Bring digging and hard rock tools, buckets, and sturdy shoes. Appropriate clothing for weather.  Site one will be about a 1/2 mile hike from parking area, crossing a small creek, and some muddy areas.  Site 2 is next to the road a little further up FR70 for plume jasper.

Field trip guides will be Roger Danneman (425-757-3506) from CMS (Roger.Danneman@q.com) and Dennis Batchelor from Puyallup Valley Club.

Also note that on May 12th is a WSMC Field Trip to Marblemount for Talc, Jade, and possibly Chrysoprase (see below).

May 12th, 2018 – WSMC Trip to Marblemount for Talc, Jade, and Nickelite.  The following from Ed Lehman: 

We will meet before 9:00am at the Chevron Station on right side of Hwy 20 in Marblemount just before the sharp bend left, and Cascade River Road.
We will be met by Andrea, a mine owner, there. He will lead us to his place where we can collect good Talc & other minerals. The next stop may be on the South side of Cascade River Road at M P 11 ( old WSMC Claim) for talc.  From there we will go to Jordan Creek for Nickelite ( ore of Nickel, white & green with rust skin )and maybe Chrisophase.
You will want rock & 3 # hammers, small pick, chisel, pry bar, small wedge, small shovel, wading gear and any saw that will cut wood, including chain saw (prefer one free of oil, Talc will lubricate it). I will have many loaner tools. Of course you will want the standard 1st aid kit, safety gear, food, and drink.
My contact; Ed Lehman wsmced@hotmail.com home (425) 334-6282 cell (425) 760– 2786

 

Updated: May 20, 2018 — 7:21 pm

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