Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

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 Bring rock hammers, chisels, bars – a car you are willing to scratch and a lunch.

Field Trip Update

March 16th, 2011

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.

2011 Rock Show

February 16th, 2011

Its almost time for the 11th Annual Panorama Gem and Mineral Show.  The show opens on Friday April 1st (no fooling) at 8:30 AM and goes til 6 PM.  On Saturday April 2nd, it goes from 9 AM till 5 PM.  Link to Poster PDF

You can download and print these posters.  Here is one that can can be cut into handy, pocket-sized pieces.Link to Poster PDF