July 14th, 2018 Red Top West Side Field Trip Report

We had a group of 7 vehicles and 15 people from CMS and guests from the Marysville Club for this trip on July 14th. The weather was great.  Clear blue skies, mid-70s, a breeze blowing in from the west.  Gorgeous views over the Teanaway River Valley.

After meeting at the Mineral Springs Store, we drove 7 1/2 miles on gravel.

From road looking to the west:

 

This is what we’re looking for (these agates polished from last year’s dig):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After digging a couple of hours, breakaway lunch group:

And a few that didn’t break for lunch:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few pieces barely washed:

A couple of crystal plates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the tail end of my day I dug out 4 large jasper-agates.  Anxious to see what a slab of that looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip’s haul (posted on the Facebook Group page)

And after washing and sorting the rhyolite out of mine:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Report Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Leader.

Updated: July 17, 2018 — 10:11 am

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