July 15th, 2023, Greenwater Field Trip Report

On Sat. July 15th we went into the Greenwater area for black agate, tan jasper, and opal. It was a nice day but got into the 80s, so kind of hot. Fortunately, that area has shade. It was a big group with 17 vehicles, 29 people, and 3 dogs. The black agate site is deep in the woods off of FR7222. We dug there for about 4 hours. The Centralia pit that was dug out last year was still productive. Some large chunks came out of it. The Forest Service has started locking a gate higher up on FR 72 and the rockslide that has the green agate/jasper is now a 1 mile hike up the road. Loren M. said they told him inside the Enumclaw Ranger Station that they’re going to start closing more roads up there. I don’t know if an explanation was given. I tried to make sure everyone had some agate to take home, but if you didn’t get any, let me know. I have extra.

Attendees: Jason S. & Weston, Scott & Laurie M., Nik & Michelle B., Erica & Chris D., Colin & Jessie O., Adrian, Malka R. & Ashley, Loren M., Scott H., Mike L, Julie & Gina M., Kari C. & Dave, Lloyd & Sharleen S., Les & Shari C., Justin R., Chris W. +2, and of course me.

Sat. August 12th is the CMS summer picnic at Lake Wilderness. It’s potluck plus an auction of club material. Good deals on nice rocks. That takes the place of our monthly field trip. Would love to see all of our members there.

Submitted by Roger Danneman Field Trip Guide (roger.danneman@gmail.com)
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Updated: September 19, 2023 — 10:06 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile .   .   .   .   . Planning for our Gem Show is well underway. I took on the position since no one volunteered to be the Show Coordinator. I am determined to keep our show from falling to the wayside because no one is interested in volunteering for the position. I give a lot of kudos to Mark Hohn for getting our show off the ground again in 2018. What Mark restarted is now a successful show every year and has grown year after year. Last year, Chris Vitellaro put together a great show

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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