March 16th, 2019 Baker Lake Field Trip Report

We had beautiful weather for this fieldtrip to Baker Lake and Swift Creek.  There was still quite a bit of snow to cross, but the waters were relatively shallow and easy to pick with waders and gloves.  7 CMS members made this trip. There’s interesting jasper (with golds, greens, browns, and reds) metamorphed into layers and swirls, a lot of quartz veined rock, and a blueish agate in sand/gravel pockets.  Iron is present, giving bright reds to some of the material.  I found at least one nephrite tremolite jade rock which is predominately light cream in color and had a density of 3.4.  Other rocks from the trip will be further diagnosed.  I put a batch in my tumbler and plan to bring some for the April meeting.  All in all, I think a good spot for a March trip while the reservoir is at a low point and plan to return next year.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.

Updated: May 6, 2019 — 4:23 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile …. by Kat Koch There will be no club meeting in November. I just read Gov. Inslee’s most recent memorandum and I really don’t think we are going to be able to hold any meetings for sometime yet. I know we are all anxious to see one another and engage in some good rock talk. Hopefully, that time isn’t too far off. In the meantime, as long as the weather holds up, please take advantage of our club field trips. Roger works so very hard to keep this monthly event going. Check the

Meeting Announcements

  • This month’s meeting has been canceled! Hope to see all of in 2021.

  • This is our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and club auction. So sorry to inform everyone our Holiday Party has been canceled for this year.  

  • 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 […]

  • Hello all Young Tumbler’s! How about earning 1 or more Badges during this time of having to stay home and no school. Under the Young Tumber’s link on this website you find our badge program and all the badges you can earn. Chose what badge you would like to work on and ask your Mom or Dad help you, if necessary. The club is also continuing to have monthly field trips. We will require 6 ft distancing at digging sites from other families or non-family individuals. Families only can carpool together. When we get back to our regular club meetings […]

Current News