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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.

Map to McDermitt

May 14th, 2015

There is a multi-day, multi-club field trip scheduled for June 20-24 to McDermitt Nevada and surrounding sites.  Mike Shaw has prepared a map for the expedition.  He writes: “Have people contact me by email so I can send them the following map and schedule: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z9fQPbYZJAUs.kLT_hmjI02Uw.”  This is a great map and there is an article about the proposed trip in the May, 2015 Newsletter.  You can email Mike at mikeshawmoose@yahoo.com.

Schedule:

6/20/2015 Saturday All Day Travel to McDermitt, NV
6/21/2015 Sunday 8am Meet at the Large Group Campground and collect on the McDermitt Loop
6/21/2015 Sunday 7:15am Meet at the Say When Casino in McDermitt and collect on the McDermitt Loop
6/22/2015 Monday until 2 pm Free time to return to your favorite areas on the Loop to collect more of your favorite materials
2 pm until dusk Explore and collect at the Cordero Open Pit Mine and the Orange Agate area
6/23/2015 Tuesday 8am at Camping area, or Thunderegg collecting north of McDermitt, And/or go to the Amethyst Sage Site ($3/lb)
8:30 at McDermitt Casino
6/24/2015 Wednesday 9am Camping area Head back for home, with a stop a Glass Butte for Fire Obsidian and others. A stop at Hampton
9:30 at McDermitt Casino
Hampton Butte for petrified wood is also possible that day. Camping is available free at both
locations.
McDermitt Loop material Gary Green Agate(AKA Larsonite), Fortification Agate, Purple Cow Agate, Carnival Agate, Pet. Wood
Cordero Mine Lots of beautiful Red Agate, other agates, wonderstone and jaspers of all descriptons.
There is a deposit of Orange Agate nearby, also

Stolen Minerals

April 20th, 2015

As mentioned in our April newsletter, here is a list of minerals and jewelry stolen near Coeur d’Alene:  Contact CDA Police 208-769-2300 case #15C08004 if you have any information.

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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.