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

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