Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington
Our next Rock Show is coming up in 2020 on March 7th and 8th. More events to be posted when they are scheduled.
This is a list of club equipment that is at Gene Fisher’s shop and might be for sale at the August 2019 BBQ picnic.
- Combination: Lortone 6″ trim saw with two grinding wheels and polishing pad.
- Large(heavy) grinding/polishing unit with four, 8″ diamond wheels: 80 grit, 180, 360, and 600.
- 10″ Raytech saw in fair shape.
- 18″ Loritone saw with good blade but needs a new motor or wiring. The present motor is 1/2 HP.
- New-in-box Lortone Elite water pump that spits water up on the grinding wheels.
- Rock Rascal for melting wax for dopping.
- Set of Dop Sticks.
- Box of Templates for designing cabochons.
- First Aid Kit.
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
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
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.
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.
New 2013 Field trips have been scheduled. Check out the complete list at http://panoramagem.com/?page_id=65
The Colville Monument works 224 N. Main, Colville is hosting Panorama Gem and Mineral Club members to a demonstration of how they work with rocks on Tuesday January 22nd at 6PM.
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.