November 18, 2017 Field Trip – Mayfield Dam Area
We will be looking for a beautiful blue and gray agate or red and gray agate with white speckles. If you recall at our meeting in September, Tony had a sample of the blue/white rock that he had cut and polished. It was really beautiful.
Meet Mayfield Grocery Store (aka J J Berry) 3429 US-12, Mossyrock, WA. From Renton it is approximately a 2 hour drive (105 miles) to the grocery store.
The group will leave promptly at 10 am so don’t be late!
Tony Johnson will be our Field Guide. Any questions you can contact him at cell # 253-753-5938 or home # 253-863-9238.
We will be rock hunting in a quarry. If the gate is open we can drive right in. If the gate is closed we will have to hike about 100 yards (length of a football field) on a fairly steep paved road.
Rockhounding the tailings pile: Tools needed are gardening hand tools such as 3-pronged trowel and shovel plus hand weeder. Optional a shovel and/or rake. Bucket or backpack to haul out for rocks.
Working the seam: Tools needed are chisel, shovel and hand sledge hammer, pry bars plus hand tools. Bucket or backpack to haul out for rocks.
Weather: Appropriate clothing for weather.
The cold weather has come upon us early this year so check back for weather updates.