I have a digital and a paper copy of a mining map of the North half of Stevens County in 1900. There is a lot of historical information on it about what the names of claims are, where they are and who owned them at the time. The downside is that the computer file is huge, 288 megs for the “small” version, and the paper copy is so much smaller than the original that you need a magnifying glass to read it. It is too big to load on and off the website. If you want a copy, contact me: Joe.Barreca@gmail.com
Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington
The DNR has released a copy of their 1990 report on The Metal Mines of Washington. It covers the contents, names and a links to more information for metal mines in Washington by county. We now have the report in four files on this website:
Part 1 – Necessary because it has the index.
Part 2_1 – There are actually 3 files in part 2
Part 2_2 – These are all about 10 Megs
Part 2_3 – A lot of Stevens County is in this last file
Also a paper concerning the Geology of Stevens County is now on our site: Continental Margin_NAGTFT_2012_final.docx
And there is also a new paper on the rock types of Northeast Washington: Rock Types of Northeastern Washington.pdf
Here is a link to pictures from the Thulite Dig last Saturday, June 25th. https://picasaweb.google.com/joe.barreca/ThuliteDig Four club members went in Scott Jackson’s big pickup – along with his dog, Duchess. We brought back a lot of stuff, including some we didn’t even know existed. Iolite anyone? We hope to have some at the next meeting for the Show and Tell program.
Hello Rock Club. Remember this coming meeting is a potluck dinner at our new Arden Community Center Building. Setup starts at 5PM with Dinner at 6PM.
There will be a gift exchange with gifts marked for male, female, kids or “anyone”. Gifts not more than $10. It is a “white elephant” exchange so be prepared for some swapping.
People often bring poems, sing songs or tell stories. So if you have something entertaining to bring, bring it. Hope to see you there.
Be prepared for a total lunar eclipse that same night. The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33 am EST (Monday, Dec. 20th, at 10:33 pm PST). At that time, Earth’s shadow will appear as a dark-red bite at the edge of the lunar disk. It takes about an hour for the “bite” to expand and swallow the entire Moon. Totality commences at 02:41 am EST (11:41 pm PST) and lasts for 72 minutes.
This is a rock shop in Napa, Id that is going out of business, he has put some beautiful pictures on the site.
A note from Rex:
This is a reminder of the trip to the Edna and Keystone Mines – I have not checked out the road this year but last year it was in good condition and I will have loppers and a saw along just in case .
We will meet at Safeway parking in Chewelah at 9 AM Sunday June 27th.
More on the 2010 field trip page.
Good Hunting , Rex
(Here is an email from Rex Barrans, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, about the Crystal Prospect Dig scheduled for June 13th. If you intend to go, email him first so they will expect you. Also remember that this trip needs a permit available from Levi’s mini-mart in Deer Park-(license number,signature, $10 per car))
I was up to the dig location to check on the road Tuesday ; the road is good but the dig area has been logged and Is a waste land . We will have to explore and start new digs as the old ones have been filled with dirt and brush . That may be an advantage as the old digs were not very productive any more, and now with almost all the trees gone it may make finding a good spot easier .
The Allen road is up the springdale/Hunters road but that is a terribly bad road and there is a better one that we will take. If it is more convenient for you we can meet you in Valley or Springdale rather than Chewelah ,but be sure to let me know where so we don’t miss you .
I am going to forward this to my list of rockhounds so they will know what to expect