July 20th, 2019 Greenwater Field Trip Report

We had a gorgeous day for our Greenwater trip. Sunny blue skies and perfect temperatures. 9 folks in 6 vehicles went up and we all made it back. FR70 has about 8 or 9 miles of paved road and then 7 or 8 miles of gravel to get to the opal dig site up near Gov Meadows. Gravel was a bit rough in places, but the opal was worth it. The black opal and the deep red opal are my favs, but seems hard to come by. Plentiful creamy browns and bluish grays though. A few small pieces of petrified wood were also found.
Next trip is Gold Panning with NAMA off the Blewett Pass Hwy on Aug 3rd.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: August 20, 2019 — 3:20 pm

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  • 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

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