Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

Field Trips and Newsletters

June 21st, 2018

The newsletters for May and June are now online.  Check the 2018 newsletter page for links.  Use the search function to find topics in previous newsletters.

There is a field trip scheduled to the LeFarge Quarry for Trilobites on Saturday July 28th.  Meet at the Tiger Store at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 31, 10 AM.  (New Place due to events in Ione.) This is one of the most popular trips of the year.  Be prepared for hot weather and splitting layers of rocks safely.

Saturday the 23rd of June There is a trip to the Flagstaff mine near Northport.  Meet at the gas station at the north end of Northport at 10 AM to collect Barite Crystals.  Bring rock breaking tools.

We are going to the Railway Dike on July 7th to collect Beryl Crystals.  Meet at the Safeway parking lot in Chewelah at 10 AM.  Bring rock breaking tools.

You don’t need to be a member to go on trips with us.  Check out previous trips using the mine names or rock types in the search box on this website.



  • Beverly says on: June 28, 2018 at 4:35 PM


    Is there a trilobite outing in July 2018?

    • panorama says on: June 28, 2018 at 5:04 PM


      Hi Beverly:
      Yes there is a field trip for Trilobites. It is the one to LeFarge Quarry on July 28th. That is where the trilobites are.

  • jim peters says on: July 23, 2018 at 5:26 PM


    Okay for the trilobites on July 28, 2018 where is the meeting place and what is the time. things have been changed a couple of times.

    • panorama says on: July 24, 2018 at 8:45 PM


      Good Point Jim. The new meeting place is the Tiger Store at the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 31 at 10:00 AM. I’ll edit the post to show that.

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