Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

New Field Trips

June 7th, 2015

June 8th
Kinross Gold Milling Facility
363 Fish Hatchery Road, Republic WA
Tour starts at 9:30 AM
Meet at Kettle Falls Harvest Foods parking lot in time to START by 7:45 AM

July 11
White Stone Calcium plant
At big smokestack south of Chewelah
Start 9:00 AM
Wear hard shoes, bring hard hat if you have one. If you have extra hard hats, please bring them for others.
Meet are the plant

July 24
Kinross Buckhorn Mine Tour
Mine entrance east of Curlew
(I will get directions at the June 8th tour)
Tour starts at 9:30 AM at mine administration building
Meet at Kettle Falls Harvest Foods parking lot to leave by 7:00 AM

Any questions, give me, Bob Bristow, a call on 945-4375.

Spreading Across

November 18th, 2014
Bill Swartz leading a field trip.

Bill Swartz leading a field trip.

As noted in the November Newsletter, local geologist, Bill Swartz, has hosted his last geology tour.  Luckily, you can still take this tour yourself by downloading the road log for Spreading Across , the 2014 tour from Colville to Republic.  We will miss Bill and his tours.  You can read about the geology of Northeast Washington in the introductions to Geologic Atlases of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties.

Jim Creek Mine Field trip 8/27/11

August 24th, 2011

The Panorama Gem and Mineral Club is joining the Spokane Rock Rollers Club on a field trip to the Jim Creek Mine outside of Ione.  The Panorama Gem and Mineral Club will gather at the Colville Safeway parking lot at 9AM in the Morning.  We can carpool from there and rendezvous with the Rock Rollers at the train station in Ione at 10AM. The Jim Creek Mine has galena (lead ore) and pyrite.  You can read more about it in two articles, February and September 2008 newsletters online at http://panoramagem.com/?page_id=33. Bring rock hammers, chisels, bars – a car you are willing to scratch and a lunch.