Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

2011 Field Trips

April 9th, 2011

The following is just a start.  It will be changed, modified, and added to as suggestions and requests are made.  There will be weekday trips added as I talk to those that can go on weekday trips.  Also, please note that other than the Mt Adams trip all field trips do not require a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Here is our calendar for 2011.   It will keep changing, so keep visiting.  Sometimes things change quickly before a scheduled outing.

Panorama Gem and Mineral Club Calendar for 2011
Month Day Event



Evan’s Campground Quarry.  Meet at Harvest Foods in Kettle Falls at 10 a.m.  Needed: Chisel, Hammer (4lbs or better is recommended), small shovel, iron bar. Calcite, dolomite, serpentine with barite crystals.



Ellensburg Blue Agate with the Rock Rollers in Spokane a trip to Ellensburg.  Time and place to meet to be announced.



South Fork Sherman Creek.  Diopside crystals.  Needed: Chisels or screw drivers.  Small hammer.  Garden claw. 10AM Harvest Foods in Kettle.



NWF Meeting in Oregon.  Panorama club will meet at the Safeway parking lot in Chewelah.  Time to be discussed at Club meeting.



THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED Mt Adams.  Meet at the Fruitland store at 10 a.m.  Needed: Shovel, pick, rock hammer. Epidote, quartz crystals, and small spessartine garnets. Four wheel drive.



Emerald Creek Idaho: Garnets.  Will need screens, rubber gloves, and a bucket.  Meet at the Chewelah Safeway parking lot at 7 a.m. Overnighter.



Columbia River: Gold panning.  Needed: Gold pan, shovel, screens, tweezers, Wash tub (if you have one),.  Meet at Harvest Foods in Kettle Falls at 10 a.m.



Sheep Creek: Gold panning.  See above.  Meet at Harvest Foods in Kettle Falls at 8 a.m.



Sullivan Creek: Gold panning. See above.  Meet at the Safeway parking in Colville. 7 AM



Flagstaff Mtn:  Barite, and a lot of very nice metamorphics (large yard rocks), copper minerals. Needed: Strong back, sledge hammer, chisel, iron bar, TNT useful but not legal.   9 AM



  • becky and pat says on: May 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM


    is the june 11th trip to the quary with spokane club still on? and we are both able to do weekday trips. can members access that area on flagstaff mountain that had that green and grey striped/blotched rocks on their own?

  • becky and pat says on: June 10, 2011 at 9:06 PM


    is june 11th to quary still on?

  • jake rodeghier says on: July 13, 2011 at 6:13 AM


    im the guy that showed u guys the mt.adams spot out of fruit land i dont know if u remember me but im sure rex will y did u cancle the trip there to much snow there ? i stil have a house in addy and hope to get over there soon realy want to go up to that spot on mt adams and dig tel my fingers bleed would like to join the club again too how do i do that maby i wil show up on the 24 at sheep creek can i use a small dredge there or sluse box would love to find some of that gold stuf but who wouldnt u guys are so lucky to have so much stuf to find over there eny opals found latly all i have found over here is alot of fosils i might send pictures if i can figure out how too do that i found three aminites in one day i ges that is unusual for around here also found a few crabs and clams .i did find some gold and a ton of black sand on the beach can gold be staned black i did find one picker that i didnt need tweezers to pick it out of my pan im going to look for some lost gold on thersday it was 13milion werth of coins in 1965 what would it be werth today?alot i ges smoewhere around 100milion if i find it i might buy a new pick and shovel and a few people to dig where i tel them too while i sit in the shade drinking a clod beer ha ha and i might buy mt.adams too and the bigest excavader that i can find ok

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