July 18th, 2020 Greenwater Field Trip Report

On Sat. July 18th we went up to the Greenwater area for black agate and opal.  It was a gorgeous day for being in the mountains. 30 of us met in Enumclaw, all wearing masks – a sign of the times (I should have gotten a picture of that). 13 vehicles caravan’ed up to the black agate site, deep into the woods off of FR7222. We dug there for 3 hours (again, wish I had gotten some pics of that), all keeping our social distance per Covid-19 rules. It’s a wide area under tree canopy, so no issues with being too close. We had quite a few new members who were on their first trip. At 1:00 9 vehicles caravan’ed up to the Gov Meadows area for the opal and petrified wood. This was by far the largest group I’ve lead during the last 3 years of field trips, but a very pleasant and well mannered group. I’ve posted some pics of material I found on Sat. during the trip (pic 1-2 of scenery, 3rd of black agate, 4-6 of petrified wood 7-9 of opal) and pics 10-14 of agates and jasper found in rock slides on Friday when I checked out the roads and conditions.  My thanks to Roger Pullen for being the caboose of the caravan, as keeping track of 13 vehicles wasn’t always an easy task with all of the turn offs we needed to make.

I don’t have a scheduled trip for August, but if our picnic gets cancelled, I may have to slip one in there.

Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: July 19, 2020 — 5:58 pm

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  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . It’s hard for me to write this again: No meeting in September. If Governor Inslee changes things we will surely have a meeting. So check the website, call or text me for updates. My info is in the contact page of The Tumbler newsletter. You can also email me at president@cascademineralogicalsociety.org Our monthly field trips are continuing. As our summer wanes and we move towards fall please take advantage of our field trips. As long as we continue to have good weather Roger plans to have

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  • CANCELED Due to present state mandate regarding the virus our meeting is again canceled for this month. I sure hope we get to see one another soon. In the meantime, take advantage of our monthly field trips. There is also our monthly Tumbler news bulletin which has many interesting articles plus activities for our Young Tumblers.

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  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings 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 so check out our field trip link for September and October’s 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 […]

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