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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
Here's a list of links for some of the tools, and other items demonstrated and discussed during the first three open days in my Workshop. My thanks go out to the members who attended, and tolerated the "in progress" state of my facilities.
Flat lap tools -
My most used cabbing tool is my flat lap. The grits (mesh) I use most are:
120 to 360 hard discs & dishes - rough grinding and…Continue
Wife and I went to the coast for a few days. We stayed at Camp SLO where I found some jasper in the parking lot. We went to Shell Beach with my grandson and daughter and I picked up a paisley jasper pebble. a piece of black agate and a serpentine with jasper, I think, mixed in. I also found a bunch of vertebrae and bones buried in the sandstone, but I'm not going to disturb that.
If you go to Cambria visit the Ancient Earth Trading Co in the middle of town on the West side. Aaron…Continue
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
Hi all,I am a new member, thanks for having me.I have a hip problem that stops me walking too far, and have been advised that I may find some interesting rocks at road cuts. I have transport, I live…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