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After the Thunderstorm in North Carolina

I'm housebound in Hickory, NC, while everyone else is out and about. After a T-storm this afternoon, the doorbell chimed, and upon answering, revealed a flock of small, jubilant and soaking wet boys. Their grinning Mom explained that they'd often…
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Club & Federation Links

Fresno Gem & Mineral Society

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

 

Tule Gem & Mineral Society

Visalia, Ca.

 

Coalinga Rockhound Society

 

Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club

 

Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society - Ridgecrest, Ca.

 

Reno Gem & Mineral Society

 

Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society - www.rockrollers.com

Feel free to send you local Club or Society link. I'll be happy to feature it here - Kris

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Early 2013

We celebrated reaching 450 members by starting our own

ProBoards Forum.

Now we've topped 500 members, and the Forum is ready!

Lots of topics and categories have been set up,…

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Created by Kris W. Rowe Sep 13, 2013 at 7:07pm. Last updated by Kris W. Rowe Sep 13, 2013.

 

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Spring is here, It's Field Trip Season! };)

NEW
3/21/2014

Clear Creek BLM Area permit weblinks

Please help disaster relief by giving to the Red Cross

Welcome, Members and guests!

Be sure to check the RFTF! Events Page

for the latest field trips and Show announcements.

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Here's the final graphic design on our first run of

RFTF! Supporting Member T-shirts!

Available in stylish black & white,

they're our way of saying thanks to Supporting Members.

The package includes a T-shirt in your choice of sizes,

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Available at Area 54 field trips and select

Rock & Gem Shows from Hand-2-Mouth Mining

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We gratefully acknowledge our Supporting Members, who make the

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meteorite found in Perris CA

Posted by Lisa Douglas on March 31, 2014 at 3:17pm 3 Comments

My son found this meteorite in Perris CA,on the way home from school! It's 110.9 grams with a density of 4.69 it has a fusion crust.A crystalline metallic interior and exterior regamaliths.What do you guys think of it?Would anyone be willing to slice and etch it for me in exchange for some?

Clear Creek ACEC entry permit webpage - 03/2014

Posted by Kris W. Rowe on March 21, 2014 at 6:49pm 1 Comment

Here's a link to the BLM Clear Creek Serpentine ACEC permit Webpage.

Be sure to read the entire page before downloading the permit application.

The email…

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More on the Clear Creek re-opening

Posted by Kris W. Rowe on March 3, 2014 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Hi, geoenthusiasts!

                                    Here's the latest word on the rules for accessing the Serpentine ACEC at Clear Creek, beginning on March 15th. Many thanks to Bill Spence of the Bay Area Mineralogists for his time, effort and dedication to this project. I'll have more details on permits for the Rockhound Odyssey tomorrow.…

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Some reliable jewelry finding & setting links - 10/13

Posted by Kris W. Rowe on October 20, 2013 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Area 54, we discussed the subject of reliable Internet based sources for jewelry findings and settings. I volunteered to post links to my trusted suppliers.



In general, my favorite suppliers are those who offer good quality, fair prices, and reasonably speedy shipping. Here they are:



Earth Relics - http://www.earthrelics.com/electroforming.do

Vance at Earth Relics offers top quality 18kt… Continue

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At MAGMA Roundup, Asheville, NC

Started by Ann McBeth on Sunday. 0 Replies

Kris, can you come join us for any trips or to visit? Ann & John

At MAGMA Roundup, Asheville, NC

Started by Ann McBeth on Sunday. 0 Replies

Kris, can you come join us for any trips or to visit? Ann & John

Topaz Mountain

Started by Barbara Beyer Jul 17. 0 Replies

Hello ---   Glenn and I are planning a trip to Utah this Septemberand I would love to go to Topaz Mountain has  anyone made the tripany information on rock hounding there would be appreciatedplease…Continue

Rock tumbling rookie needs help

Started by John A. Bell. Last reply by John A. Bell Jun 23. 2 Replies

Hello, I've just spent a month tumbling some Obsidian I collected in SE Nevada and the results are less than pleasing. They looked pretty good after the pre polish stage, but after final polishing…Continue

About the disclamer on each Field Trip page ...

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

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Very Useful Links

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Facebook Lapidary Marketplace

Top rockhounds, miners, lapidary artists and rock shops offering gemstone  for trade AND sale. I like it, since I sell rock!

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Now we have our own easy to use bulletin board style forums!

http://rockhoundfieldtrips.proboards.com/

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RFTF! member Lew Helfrich moderates one of the best places on the Web to swap lapidary materials @

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lapidaryswapshop/

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Easy Specific Gravity Test - Determine the density of your rock finds!

The Rock Tumbling forums - This is one of the greatest resources on the web for meeting other rockhounds and lapidaries, asking and answering lapidary questions, discussing the rockhound life and showing off your cool rocks!

yelp! - Real reviews by real people, really useful. just about any city or locality you can imagine.

BLM Geocommunicator -

Crippled, but still a useful tool for determining section and map coordinates, with some additional info services still available.

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