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Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society - Ridgecrest, Ca.
It's time for the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies 76th Annual Show, in Lodi, CA. The Show runs June 12 - 14th, and will be THE place for the savvy California rockhound this weekend.
If you're attending be sure to come out and enjoy (I hope!) my talk on Saturday the 13th, at 11 am, in the Jackson Hall. I hope to see you all there!
This year, due to popular demand, I'm offering members a choice of artwork on the front, or back. Priced at $24.95, each t-shirt order includes a RFTF! Supporting Member window sticker and luxury USPS Domestic Priority Mail shipping. Each purchase supports the 0ngoing mission of RFTF! ...
Sharing GREAT Field Trips!
See you in the field, friends!
Kris, the Admin
My husband and I are going on our 14th anniversary to Coloma, Ca. I love my son but he is staying home!! We will be traveling up to Nevada City, Ca area also. We have 2 days. We plan on visiting Malekoff Diggings ......been there once and didn't even make it all the way down. Was wondering if anyone has any areas we should check out for rocks. Would appreciate any guidance. Would love some pretty rocks to…Continue
I was looking for carving ideas and I came across these interesting Chinese agate carvings. They're quite remarkable!Continue
My son and I went to Clear Creek in San Benito County on the Plasma Agate collecting field trip with Chris Rowe and lots of other people from various mineral clubs on April 16th. Our jaunt was a success and I have some beautiful rough to work with. Had a great time in the middle of nowhere. Thanks to Chris for organizing the trip, much appreciation.
I was wondering if anyone adds more grit to rough than the recommended amount? Roughing always takes forever to get done and trying to make it go faster.
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