Oct 20th, 2018 – Field Trip to Clipper Mine (by Carbonado)

Update:  Meeting time and place specified below is good.

On Oct. 20th we will be exploring the tailings pile of the abandoned Clipper Mine out past Carbonado in Pierce County. We will be looking for Copper, Azurite and Chrysacolla.

Meet at 8:45 AM behind the Chevron Station, 29393 WA-410, Buckley, WA 98321    Group leaves promptly at 9:00.

This will be a joint trip with the Puyallup Club. 

You will need hand tools: rock hammer, hand pick and bucket or backpack. Sturdy hiking shoes and warm clothing.  Weather forecast looks good.  We cross a creek, which can be a little tricky.  We managed last year to cross over on some large rocks.  It’s an easy 1/3 mile hike with slight elevation from the road to the mine. 

Roger Danneman cell # 425-757-3506.

Updated: October 25, 2018 — 7:19 pm

Presidents Message

  • Thank you Mark for another great show! Outstanding!!I I am so proud of what Mark has accomplished these past 2 years in getting our show back up and running. He has exceeded all my expectations and wishes. I also want to thank all the CMS members, family members and volunteers from other clubs that helped out at the show. Couldn’t have done it without your help. Mark has been a valuable member of the Board of Directors for several years now. I would also like to note that Mark is the person that rewrote and maintains our website and organized

Meeting Announcements

  • Meeting Topic: Mark will be giving a recap of our show. The good, the bad and the ?? Then Joan from Jerry’s Rock and Shop, Kent will be speaking at tonight. We don’t know her topic but she is always very interesting so plan on attending. Show ‘n Tell: What did you get at our show? Or show us a recent  purchase you made.

  • I am very proud of our Junior Tumbler’s. Alex Danneman, Isaiah Fu, Isabel Viejo, Alexa Viejo. Our Juniors did an outstanding job on their display cases. Alex show off his large fossil collection taking 1st Place ribbon in this category and earning his Fossil & collection badges. Isaiah show off his collection of rocks, minerals and fossils taking 1st Place ribbon in this category and earning his Collection badge. Isabel & Alexa both won 2nd Place ribbons for their category and age group. They each earned their Showmanship badge. Congratulation to each of you for a job well done!  

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

Current News