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

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . March’s Zoom General Meeting went well. We saw some of Terri Gerard’s sphere collection, Bob gave a lands’ access report plus a brief report from Roger, our Field Trip Guide. You can always check our website for the next planned field trip plus the details on where to meetup. We also saw some new faces at the March meeting. Hopefully more of you will decide to attend our April Zoom meeting. You can join via your smart phone, laptop, tablet or desk top computer. If you don’t have a

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  • The General Meeting for April will be an online Zoom meeting on April 8th at 7 pm. This month our member, Jim Grace, will talk about what he looks for in a stone for faceting and the cut to make. Jim cuts all his own stones and is very well known gem cutter in western Washington and for his fabulous collection of faceted gems.  You can find him displaying at rock and gem shows in the area. More specifically, he always has a display case at the West Seattle show. Look for his display case if you want to see some fabulous faceting.   The link for the meeting will be in your email around the first week of April. Everyone stay home and be safe. If you have to go out be sure to wear a mask. Hopefully we will see each other in-person in May or June. In order to attend a Zoom meeting you need to download the app no matter what type of device you are on. Then setup an account for yourself. Now here is where the good part comes in where you can make yourself look awesome! There are filters that make you look better on camera. Here is how you access them: Sign into your Zoom app account. Click on your profile picture. Click the Background & Filters tab. Click the Video Filters tab. Select the desired beauty filter. The filters can smooth out your complexion, adjust your lighting, give you a background of your choosing, etc. You can try several of them and keep the one you like best. Zoom will now keep this setting for all Zoom sessions. You can always go back into the settings at any time and change the filter. Now let’s all jump in with both feet and attend our March general meeting!

  • The Board has voted that for 2021 our annual dues is just $15 for your entire family. So please renew your membership if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings in person we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing as soon as the snows melt so check the website, be sure to read our monthly “Tumbler” and register for automatic notification of our next adventures. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young Tumblers link on this website. It’s a great time to concentrate on earning 1 or more badges.  

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