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Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society - Ridgecrest, Ca.
Here's just a partial list of the traditional rockhounding sites that we'll lose, perhaps irrevocably, if the Recommended Alternative Plan of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is adopted as drafted currently.
Friends, this list includes every location on our recent Mojave Desert Odyssey, and many more. The political "powers that be" are lined up behind this 25 year plan to centralize renewable power production, and place it firmly in the hands of corporate and politically correct interests. If you want to continue enjoying these lands, click on the photo above, get informed, stand up and speak out!
The time is NOW!
Kris, the Admin
Sooner or later, most every rockhound feels the urge to see what they can make of their rocks. For those on a budget, the simple act of looking for affordable grinding & polishing equipment can be discouraging. Never fear, a flat lap may be your answer!
A flat lap is the most affordable and compact grinding, sanding and polishing equipment option available. For apartment dwellers, and those who need compact, portable equipment, it's a great choice. Most modern flat laps fit easily…Continue
The BLM Clear Creek Management Area is home to a huge selection of collectible rocks and minerals. Special permits are required for entry, and must be carried in your vehicle, and on your person during your visit.
Be sure to read ALL of the details before visiting Clear Creek.…Continue
Itinerary - 2015 Central California Rockhound Odyssey
April 11-18, 2015…
Have any of you ever been to the area between Desert Center and Blythe out on Highway 10? We may be planning a trip out there soon and we’re wondering how the Chuckwalla and Palo Verde Mountains are for jasper, agate, and the geodes are at Hauser geode beds and other locations. We only have a few days so we need to find the…Continue
Hey all.I'm heading out tomorrow afternoon with my my son to hit the hills around Mosquito and the Georgetown Divide. I'll be in the area of Rock Creek Road outside Placerville just off 193. I lived…Continue
So, when you got polished rocks how do you transport them without damaging any of them? I was thinking a tackle box with lots of little compartments? Also I was going to cut some large rocks into…Continue
Found on Craigslist "Gold Country" Roseville Rock and Roller Gem and Mineral Society Placer County Fair GroundsGem & Mineral Show with lots of lapidary equipment up for sale. Silent Auction with…Continue
On the advice of a sensible attorney friend, I've added a liability disclaimer to each Field Trip announcement. This is to cover my a*s.
The disclaimer does not imply any unusual danger.
Fact is, a sensible individual is far more likely to come to harm in their own neighborhood than out in "the wild." I do my best to assure that my own Field Trips maximize comfort and accessibility, and are "family friendly."
I recommend traveling to any "off road" destination with no less than 2 vehicles. Thankfully, I've yet to experience any of the horror stories I've read of danger and deprivation, due to my penchant for over-planning.
The mountains and desert can be dangerous to the unprepared, but on the average, crossing the street in town is far more deadly.
Kris, the Site Admin