May 18th, 2019 First Creek Field Trip Report

A beautiful 65 degrees mostly sunny skies and pleasant breeze on our First Creek field trip last Saturday. We had 10 members join on this trip. First spot we tried was about 1.8 mile hike in and then up slope from there. Mostly seam agate in white, blue, and/or with green. Possibly some pocket agate, but layered not banded. The 2nd spot we tried was up slope from 2.2 miles in. Most of my material came from there. Layers of agate in seams or around crystal pockets. After cleaning some of it up I was pleasantly surprised. I’ll tumble some and believe it will look very nice. Will also try a Dremel cleanup on some. And will cut some of it.
Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: June 18, 2019 — 5:05 pm

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  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . I want to thank everyone that attended our Holiday Dinner. We had the best turnout since the club struck out on it’s own. 40 members, family and friends attended. We had a great selection of food. Best ever. Thank you to each one of you for making the dinner such a great success. I found out at our Holiday Dinner that some of our members are artistically talented beyond collecting rocks. If you have another talent besides collecting rocks please let me know. I found out John Cornell does beaded

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  • Meeting Topic: John Cornell, CMS Member, will be showing off his bead work. He does wall hangings of portraits, landscapes, still life, etc. out of beads. He will bring examples of partially completed and completed works. His work is presently on display at an art gallery in Greenwood.   Show ‘n Tell: Your favorite rock, mineral or lapidary item that you received or bought in 2019

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