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 . . . . . . . The bad news, again no meeting in August. Very sorry we have had to cancel our annual picnic at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum. I am so hopeful that in the near future we will be able to have a meeting. I really miss seeing everyone. Our monthly field trips are continuing. There nothing like getting our doors and collecting rocks. Our state is so beautiful and summer has arrived! Check our website and register for field trip reminders or new field trips. Also check out the

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