Sept 19th, 2020 Red Top Field Trip Report

On Sat. Sept 19th we went up to our Red Top dig site on the SW side of Red Top Mountain near Cle Elum. It was a rainy morning on the west side of the Cascades, but a gorgeous day on the east side.  Thankfully the smoky air had cleaned out and temps were in the upper 50s to 60.  6 of us met at the Mineral Springs store off of Hwy 97 and drove up Blue Creek Road to our dig site.  The previous day’s rain had cleaned off a bunch of agate/jasper in the tailings that could easily be picked up.  All of us found plenty of material to take home, digging and collecting from tailing piles, including a few crystal plates.  Pics below.

Submitted by Roger Danneman CMS Field Trip Guide.







































Updated: September 25, 2020 — 11:06 am

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . It’s hard for me to write this again: No meeting in September. If Governor Inslee changes things we will surely have a meeting. So check the website, call or text me for updates. My info is in the contact page of The Tumbler newsletter. You can also email me at Our monthly field trips are continuing. As our summer wanes and we move towards fall please take advantage of our field trips. As long as we continue to have good weather Roger plans to have

Meeting Announcements

  • CANCELED Due to present state mandate regarding the virus our meeting is again canceled for this month. I sure hope we get to see one another soon. In the meantime, take advantage of our monthly field trips. There is also our monthly Tumbler news bulletin which has many interesting articles plus activities for our Young Tumblers.

  • This is our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and club auction. Mark your calendars now and plan on attending. The club provides the turkey and ham. Everyone else fill in with whatever you would like to bring. Setup is at 11:30 am and lunch is 12:30 pm. After visiting with one another, sharing a great meal we have an auction. Everyone can pickup great bargains on minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry, etc

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • 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 […]

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