June 25th, 2017
We have a set date for a field trip to collect Trilobites near Metaline Falls on Sunday July 30th. We start out from the old train station in Ione at 10:00 AM. There is a lot of parking there and it is easy to find. The Train Station is on the west side of Houghton Street. Here is a link to a map.
Bring hammers and chisels. No digging or hiking required. You don’t need to be a member to go on the trip.
Here is a link to a story about the quarry.
Barite Crystals on Flagstaff Mt., Sunday August 13th: Meet at the Rivers Edge in Northport Washington at 9 AM. Rock hammers, solid footwear required. Two wheel drive is okay. High clearance preferred.
May 12th, 2017
Rex Barrans, the best field trip leader we have ever had, is in the VA hospital in Spokane. If you have a chance, please visit him.
Rex Barrans leading field trip to Red Marble Quarry 2009
April 20th, 2017
April 25 (Tuesday): Martell’s Rock Shop Gather at Harvest Foods in Kettle Falls, 9 AM. Brian has TONS of great rocks on tables. He will sell them to club members for $1/ lb. He paid much more than that for them. Probably the best rocks for the money of any trip this year.
April 29th: The Spokane club is going to Saddle Mtn. on 4/29 to collect petrified wood. Meet at the Sprague Rest Area at 9 am sharp to join them.
May 6th: Johnie and Ginger Pitman’s house. Meet at Super 1 in Colville, 9:30 AM. Tons of rocks including new ones this year. There will be a Thunder Egg hunt in his field. Finders keepers.
January 30th, 2017
Keep the inspiration alive.
New over-restrictive regulations are threatening the rights of anyone to collect fossils and limiting research which has been mainly driven by discovories by amatures over the past 100 years. Please comment here: https://www.savefossilcollecting.org/
December 13th, 2016
Joseph Frank Lawson, 47, brother of member Becky Fritz, died early Friday morning, December 9th due to a fire in his home. A memorial is posted here.
October 13th, 2016
The club decided to extend the time that we would meet “early” to all meetings from October to March. This gives members from further away more daylight to drive in, at least on the way to the meeting. So starting this Tuesday, October 18th, we will start the meeting at 6 PM until after the rock show in March.
July 18th, 2016
The July PGMC newsletter will be late due to “technical difficulties” like both of my printers went bad at the same time. Hang in there. It’s coming.