CMS March 2018 Field Trip

CMS March 2018 Field Trip

This is an update from our March Newsletter.

March 17th, 2018 – Mayfield Dam

Meet Mayfield Grocery Store (aka J J Berry)

3429 US-12, Mossyrock, WA.

The group will leave promptly at 10 am so don’t be late!

From Renton it is approximately a 2 hour drive (105 miles) to the grocery store.

Dennis Batchelor, Puyallup Club will be the Field Guide. Contact at 360-870-8741.

We will be rock hunting in a quarry. If the gate is open we can drive right in. If the gate is closed we will have to hike about 100 yards (length of a football field) on a fairly steep paved road.

Rockhounding the tailings pile: Tools needed are gardening hand tools such as 3-pronged trowel and shovel plus hand weeder. Optional a shovel and/or rake. Bucket or backpack to haul out for rocks. Sturdy shoes or boots.

Working the seam: Tools needed are chisel, shovel and hand sledge hammer, pry bars plus hand tools. Bucket or backpack to haul out for rocks.

Weather: Appropriate clothing for weather. 

 

Mineral Council Field Trip: Baker Lake

Saturday – March 17, 2018

Jaspers, Agates, Jade.

The Baker Lake trip Sat. March 17 is going to need waders (hip boots) to cross the stream and access the gravel beds. Shovel, bucket, and pick probably. Jade in the stream bed, so a pair of clamming gloves would be handy (I’m sure the water is pretty cold). Ed thinks the water is 1-2 feet deep in places. Meeting place is 8:45 AM at Sedro Woolley Forest Service Office (810 WA-20, Sedro Woolley, WA). Google says 1:24 drive time from Renton, but give yourself a little extra time. This is a multi-site trip, so also bring hiking boots if we cross snow fields. Roads are clear and good for smaller vehicles.  The thunder egg site is probably under snow, but we might stop there for informational purposes.

Field Guide: Ed Lehman (425) 334-6282, wsmced@hotmail.com

Roger Danneman from Cascade Club is planning on joining.  You can contact him at 425-228-8781 for more information as well.

Additional field trip details can also be found on the WA Mineral Council website

http://www.mineralcouncil.org/FieldTrips_2018.pdf

Contact Ed with any questions or if you need further details on the trip.

Updated: March 22, 2018 — 9:33 pm

Presidents Message

  • We had another successful Rock & Gem Show under the leadership of Mark Hohn! As all of you have probably heard by now, Mark has resigned as Show Chairman so that he can spend more time traveling during the summer with his wife, Penny. I thank Mark for all his hard work these past two years. You have left us with huge shoes to fill. We are now on a search for a new Show Chairman or Assist. Show Chairman. If you would like to volunteer for either position please email from our website under the “Contact” page. This is

Meeting Announcements

  • Our Topic: Joan of Jerry’s Rock Shop (Kent) will be speaking on the Curses of Gemstones. Show ‘n Tell: A rock or mineral you have purchased.

  • Our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner is Sunday, December 15th. The club provides turkey and ham and you fill in the rest. You can bring a main dish, salad, bread, dessert or drinks. Setup is at  11:30 and lunch at 12:30 pm. Following the meal we will have an election of officers and our annual auction. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending. We have had a very good turn out the past few years so be sure to join us. Happy Holidays!

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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