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.
Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington
There is a cabbing class this Saturday, April 23rd at the Club Rock Shop. The big grinding wheel has a new motor and Chuck Prentice is ready to go. A map to the Rock Shop is here: http://www.panoramagem.com/Maps/Sites/Rockshop.html.
Steve Fox has been shaping up the field trip schedule for 2011.
There is now a schedule posted on the 2011 Field Trip page.
In the latest development the Rock Rollers Club in Spokane wants to coordinate field trips with the Panorama Gem and Mineral Club. Two dates in the discussion are a trip to the McGraff Quarry on June 11th and one to a fee dig for Thulite on April 30th ($1/lb for Thulite a beautiful hard pink stone). Neither has been confirmed. More about these trips will be available after the Panorama Gem and Mineral Show April 1st and 2nd.