Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

Events

December 27th, 2009

We finally lined up some field trips at Tuesday’s meeting May 21st, 2013.  Here they are:

Azurite Dig by Loon Lake Wednesday May 29th.  Meet at the Pocono Service Station on Hwy 395 at Loon Lake, NE corner of intersection with Hwy 292 and Hwy 395 – 10 AM.  Two wheel drive vehicles okay.  Light digging and collecting tools.

Serpentine at Edna Mine  Wednesday June 5th, 10 AM.  Meet at the South end of the Safeway Parking lot in Chewelah.  Site has pyrite cubes and other interesting inclusions in green serpentine rock.  Two wheel drive or carpool.  Bring rock breaking tools.

Squaw Valley (Rock Rollers Club)  We’re going to Squaw Valley for Quartz Crystals on June 8th. It’ll be a day trip, beginning at the North Division Rosauers at 9am. We’ll meet by the Goodwill donation van. Dale and/or Al Ruperd will be leading as they’ve found an intriguing area off the beaten path out of the “warzone”.

Emerald Creek Trip (Rock Rollers)  The 15th of June we’ll go to Emerald Creek for Star  Garnets. We’ll meet at the clubhouse at 9am ( Clubhouse at  9517 E 4th Ave Spokane Valley, WA 9920)  and travel over to Emerald Creek near Clarkia to find some of these rare gems. They are only found in Idaho and India.

Quartz Crystals Horseshoe Mt  Saturday June 22nd.  Meet at Harvest Foods parking lot in Kettle Falls 9 AM or Chevron Station at the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 21 west of Republic, 10AM.  Chisels, shovels, rock hammers etc.  Crystals are in vugs in a hard rock matrix.  Some fluorite possible.  Expedition will visit two sites in the vicinity.

Trilobites, Metaline Falls  Saturday, June 29th.  Meet at the Tiger Store, intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 31.  Two wheel drive.  Bring chisels and hammers.

Lolo Pass Quartz Crystals:  Joint trip with Rock Rollers of Spokane  7/12-14 Lolo Pass Lolo Hot Spgs Resort 9am MT Smoky Quartz  Digging.

Mica Mt. and Clarkia Clay Pit:  Pegmatite minerals on Mica Mt and Fish Fossils at Clarkia (low cost fee site).  Early September.  Overnight trip.  Target weekend after Labor Day.

Southeast Oregon for sunstones September 28th. (Rock Rollers) For $150, they will keep a screened table covered in rich material from their mine. They have high quality sunstones, some with green schiller.