Nov 9th, 2019 Greenwater FR72 Field Trip Report

On Sat. Nov 9th we went up to the Greenwater FR72 area and visited 3 sites.  It was a wet day, but 8 of us made the best of it, finding black agate and opal at the 1st site, green stone (chert?) some with red veins at the 2nd site, and red jasper at the 3rd site.  Because of the variety of material here, I prefer this area over the Government Meadows opal pits and will probably add this area to the field trip schedule for next June or July. The black agate and red jasper polish up nicely.

Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.






























Updated: December 17, 2019 — 4:49 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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